Updated: Aug 6, 2020
I've realized this year that winter really hits me in early January.
It's not a season that I love, and it comes on stronger each year.
In the fall and early part of winter, I'm in a flutter of getting excited about sweaters and boots, cozy fireplace time, warm yoga studios and sweet holiday traditions.
But as soon as the buzz starts to settle, the stark reality sets in. The combination of the decreasing vitamin D levels until the spring shift, the gray skies and the cold hit me quite hard and I do feel it more as I age.
I don't have the answer to erasing this shift that settles in unwaveringly. But I have stepped back and looked at it more curiously this year instead of succumbing to it or fighting it. And I've put into place some little tools that truly bring a little more warmth.