If I’m totally honest, I’m struggling to succinctly sum up what January means to me…A shift in perspective, a time for restoration of mind & home. For lists, preparation and planning; for stopping a moment to breath in and feel the sharp icy air in your lungs; to gaze at the muted colour palettes of the outdoors. To eat well, and to hunker down and spend quiet days pottering together.
Overall, I’ve been embracing hibernation this month – slow living, presence, appreciating simple beauty, and calm moments at home.
As much as I loath the school routine and love holiday time together, I’ve appreciated having some quiet time again. And I’ve been more intentional with that time – leaving my phone wherever I’m not in order to be a little more offline; reading, listening to music & taking naps; making plans; sprucing and pottering. Of course, the everyday continues, but I’ve found in being a little kinder to myself and taking a slower approach throughout my days; it’s a much calmer chaos than I’ve known before. It feels good.