Warm & Inviting Winter
While I am a transplanted NJ girl, I do not consider myself northern. I do not like the snow, the cold, or winter. This winter though I have decided to embrace it with welcome light. I left up star lights from Ikea, I light more candles. I make inviting spaces in my home and embrace the cold and dark nights. I am reading more. I am going out more and engaging friends more. I have not started baking but it could happen ;). I am filling my home with warm spaces and things I love to get me through the darkness.
I Love Paris, I have been years ago and slowly I am filling my home with Eiffel Towers and other things that remind me of Paris. I know speak some French and hope one day to return to this gorgeous country known as France. It has rolling hills, beautiful country, fields of lavender, all things that make me dream through winter and again help me to move though the darkness.
Writing also helps with the darkness. Writing has been studied and is proven to mend a broken heart, help with the dealing of passing of a loved one, and just about any emotional trauma you might have gone through. Winter itself is traumatic to some. Surrounded by darkness, no friends, no family, and struggling to make it to the next day. To those of you I say, "Write". You do not have to be a writer as I am to write. No one is going to workshop your words. This is your darkness, write it out.
With so much darkness this time of year, remember that spring is coming and the light is just around the corner. I hope you find your own way of dealing with your darkness and hope you find your light.
Happy New Year to all my readers. I thank you for following along as I write, and make my way through the darkness. You are all a bright spot in my world.
All the best,
your story teller/ poet