I am a summer girl. I love to feel the sun on my skin, oh hell, I like to feel like I am melting. Bring on the heat. So winter is a tough season for me. I get depressed, my vitamin D levels drop to non-existent and I want to eat everything I see. When winter first appears I do my best to embrace it, enjoy the change and know we must go through death to get to light. Well, I now feel spring on the horizon. Day light savings time happened and now it's time to turn the tide on winter, time to re-bloom, throw open the windows and let winters dreary days fly on out of here.
I begin each spring with a ritual of sorts, I don't even plan it, it just starts to happen.
1. I clean. I dust and vacuum and start making piles. The piles are the things that are weighing me down. The things that I no longer want, need or use. If it doesn't bring me joy or use it goes.
2. I eat better. I like to feel good and a couple months of eating crap starts to change how I feel in my body. I feel heavy and sluggish. My joints begin to ache and I am lazy. Eating better always makes me feel better.
3. I get outside and move. I like to go on short runs and walks, soak up that sunshine and get photos of the flowers poking through the layers.