Change of seasons – embrace it

I’m still in my winter mode  – snow on the ground, winter boots, cords and sweaters out.  I enjoy the change of seasons and with each one have different interests and of course projects.   Winter for me has always been about nesting.  I pull my cross stitch out that I haven’t worked on all summer and fall.  The slow cooker is used more and I’m curled up on Sunday afternoons reading.  Even exercise routines change from walking to and from work to the treadmill.

I have to admit that where I’m from Spring is almost a non-event, but it is preparing us for summer.  Where being outdoors takes centre-stage.  Summer clothes brought out (purging of winter clothes before being packed away!), fresh local produce, Farmer’s markets and of course off to the gardening centres.

Fall is beautiful with the leaves changing colors (orange, yellow and red) and I feel lucky to live in this part of the world. September rolls around and I am re-energized as it always seems like it is more the start of a new year with school starting and community programs being offered.  I am off picking up library, City Recreation and Community College brochures to check out what is being offered from yoga to water colors to medieval history. I spend lunch hours at the coffee shop pouring over what is offered and what I want to take.  FYI definitely check out your local library as our has tons of free programs.

Of course the holidays are fast approaching which is fine as I like to treat the whole month of December as special.   Then I get my cross stitch out again (yes usually same one – sigh) and I’m ready for nesting again and powering down.

I feel we should embrace the change of seasons and what each season has to offer.  Not wish 4 – 6 months of our lives away every year.  So if we start changing our attitude about the seasons what can we take from it?  More time at home to complete projects we put off during the warmer months?  Trying out new recipes, catching up on those novels we jotted down to read when we had time.   The people who ski, curl and pursue their winter sports have it right – embrace all seasons and take and learn what you want from them.

You can always start now!

 

9 thoughts on “Change of seasons – embrace it

  1. awandafulthing says:

    This was the first year in a very very long time that I did not dread January. There is always such a hype up to Christmas (and yes I get wrapped up in it too) that January is usually that long long month of cold that I dread. I think since I started blogging and having projects always on the go, winter this year, isn’t going to seem as long – I guess what I am saying is I am engaging myself more in the moment and not wishing the season away – after all, this is the only life I have, I plan to make the most of it (every season).
    Thanks for the great post, your posts always get me thinking!!!

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  2. cookwithreena says:

    We are going thru extended winters. By this time all our summer outfits are out but this year when we are waiting for temperature to go high with a hope that warmer climatic condition will be easier to fight against covit19. Its in other way, we are getting untimely hailstor. Praying for the world to win over corona.

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  3. CARMEN | Wellington World Travels says:

    Such a positive way of thinking! We recently moved to Alaska, and until now I can still see snow. The temperature is still below zero. I am so tired of it and I felt like it is draining me physically and mentally. Winter is not over yet, and I am already dreading the winter later this year. Maybe I just need to change my way of thinking and embrace it. There are stuff that we can only do during winter. Soon, it will be spring. Nothing is permanent anyway. Seasons change. Indeed, a change in our way of thinking can do so much!

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    • You Can Always Start Now says:

      Nothing like Alaska but I’ll still have my winter jacket on in April here (Canada). I think life is too short to wish 4-6 months of the year away. So yes start thinking about projects you want to accomplish when indoors, more blogging, writing, crafts. Cross them off the list so when summer hits you are outside and enjoying that weather.

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