winter weight

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winter weight.  clearly, this would sound like i’m talking about actual physical, i ate way too much, kind of weight.  the polar vortex pounds, i may or may not still be carrying around from last year, kind of weight.  but, ponder beyond the pounds with me, because i’m referring to the heaviness that is sometimes habitulized in this hibernating season.

this weekend it started to snow.  i usually find the first snow nothing short of magic.  white snowflakes dancing down from the heavens and blanketing the earth with quiet.  tangible hushes of heaven.  a covering of fresh snow is the closest i’ve ever come to hearing peace.  but, this time i couldn’t hear the whisper.  i heard my voice working in circles of mild polar panic.

weighty-winter_lalalovely

winter weight. clearly, this would sound like i’m talking about actual physical, i ate way too much, kind of weight. the polar vortex pounds, i may or may not still be carrying around from last year, kind of weight. but, ponder beyond the pounds with me, because i’m referring to the heaviness that is sometimes habitulized in this hibernating season.

this weekend it started to snow. i usually find the first snow nothing short of magic. white snowflakes dancing down from the heavens and blanketing the earth with quiet. tangible hushes of heaven. a covering of fresh snow is the closest i’ve ever come to hearing peace. but, this time i couldn’t hear the whisper. i heard my voice working in circles of mild polar panic.

i remembered how long last winter was.  freezing feelings, and the numbing that comes from feeling slightly isolated, somewhat trapped and like a half rate version of yourself.  before i knew it was planning and anticipating that stuck feeling.   knowing it was november all the way until april.  suddenly i felt heavy.  weighty with the thought of winter.

yesterday, i tried to embrace 28 degrees and took a walk in the woods. and, i was reminded that weighty comes from worry. here i am already anticipating january and apparently living in february – -the month that you think will never end.  but, the truth is, it’s november.  however, in our november, everyone is talking, preparing, and decorating for christmas in december, and we haven’t even had thanksgiving yet. we live in a world that projects us into, tomorrow, next week and next month.  so much so that it often takes a conscious interrupt to take on today.  but what if we could live today.  one day.  one snow day.  one cold day.  one holi-day. at a time.  it’s a practice and it takes practice, but then, perhaps, this winter weight isn’t so heavy.  it’s manageable.  maneuverable.  probably even magical.

let’s trade weight for wonder and not trade today for tomorrow.

lovelies, do you feel weighty in the winter?  do you get the winter blues?

last year i shared a few ways i like to beat the blues when it’s all white out.  you can read the post here (which coincendtley was published in february -ha!).

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  • Polly
    Commented on November 17th, 2014 at 8:36am

    I find Winter hard to get through, and I have also been trying to live ‘in the moment’ more. I’m guilty of ALWAYS looking forward to something (usually summer or a holiday ha), but we can become much more content by taking one day at a time, as you say. Appreciating the little things (a movie, a hot chocolate by the fire, a delicious scented candle) really cheers me up.

  • Trina
    Commented on November 17th, 2014 at 4:41pm

    sometimes making the little things the big things makes all the difference. last year i bought a coconut mango milk candle during winter and it was perfect. it just ran out today, and i’m def going to have get a new one :) stay warm this winter! xo . t

  • jess
    Commented on November 18th, 2014 at 4:28pm

    I feel ya, trina. loved this.xo

  • Trina
    Commented on November 20th, 2014 at 8:31am

    i know…we def need to meet up during this long winter for a warm coffee. miss you! xo . t

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