March is has got to be my least favorite month of the year. It is a time of restless cabin fever, with temperatures changing from bitter cold to warm, to cold again. This is the time of year when I feel the most restless. I become discontent. I dream of traveling. I start to set lofty goals and then rearranging the furniture, as my frustration builds. My skin starts to crawl and I want to climb the walls. I am so ready to feel warmth as the sun touches my skin. Thankfully there are a few things to look forward to as March comes in like a lion and leaves like a lamb.
Some things I’m looking forward to . . .
March 1: my 34th birthday
March 11: the 10th birthday for my favorite girl
March 20: the first day of SPRING!
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“One month is past, another is begun,
Since merry bells rang out the dying year,
And buds of rarest green began to peer,As if impatient for a warmer sun;
And though the distant hills are bleak and dun,
The virgin snowdrop like a lambert fire,
Pierces the cold earth with its green-streaked spire
And in dark woods, the wandering little one
May find a primrose.”
February 1st, 1842
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Some things I am looking forward to . . .
February 7 – 23: 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia
February 14: Valentine’s Day
February 21 – March 4: Fur Rondy & The Iditarod (March 1)
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Seasons in life ebb & flow with the seasons of the year. Every month the Earth shares with us gifts that are unique to it’s location as it makes it’s way around our sun. In the past, I lived my life in a way that allowed me to notice , treasure, and share these gifts with others. However, in more recent years, I’ve been busier, and often distracted with worry. I have longed to experience again the joy that is found in the everyday gifts of the seasons.
In 2014, I am determined to live slower, to celebrate the beauty that surrounds me, and to to experience the wonders of each month.
To honor this choice, and to make my goal more tangible, I want to begin each month with a round up of my favorite things for the month. I hope that these posts will also inspire you to live each day to the fullest, and to taking advantage of all the gifts our seasons have to offer.
Things I’m looking forward to . . .
January 1: a visit from a very special friend
January 8: my favorite boy turns 9!
January 11: sledding & snowball fights
What is your favorite thing about January?