I'm sure we can all agree, that by the end of February, Winter's icy winds have extinguished the last stubborn flames of excitement for the cosy, festive season. Our skin is pasty, lips chapped, and we're all sick of wearing the same waterproof coat every day. All the excitement and stress of Christmas parties, Boxing day, New Years Eve, Valentines Day, and numerous functions are done and dusted, and over for another year.
Now it's just these last few weeks of winter to brave through, cut our losses for new years resolutions that didn't quite make it, and hold tight for those hyacinths and daffodils to burst through the frost.
It may be that I have just moved over from Australia two months ago, and so the adorable English winter traditions are still incredibly charming in my book, but something tells me that no matter where you are, you are always longing for something else. Everyone seems to spend too much time day dreaming of the future, instead of living in the moment. The moment is effectively the future from your day dreams and longings of yesterday, or at least, could be.
My Suggestion is to dig back into the archives of your mind to when the season was just beginning, and remember what made you excited to be transitioning into winter.
For me, I couldn't wait to dive into cozy socks and sweaters, find my new favourite winter cocktail to warm the cockles of my heart, and of course conduct the very crucial responsibility of determining the best Sunday Roast in town.
In essence, squeeze in everything you desire while the time is right, and once you can mentally high five yourself for being a boss at Winter, It's time to break out the picnic basket for Spring.
From a newcomer (who still squeals with delight everitime it snows) from a country that hardly ever has a winter at all (15 degrees scoff) there is plenty to embrace in the twinkling snow laden depths of Winter.