Moody Winter

The color of springtime is in the flowers, the color of winter is in the imagination.

Terri Guillemets

I always had a difficult relationship with winter. I have always been prone to depression during this time of year and it seems like difficult times always occurred in winter. I have had my fair share of unpleasant winters, but after discovering my happy place and spending more time there around the holidays, I have started the new year with more peace and appetite for life. There is something healing in seasons and for me the best place to experience them is in a rural setting. In places where people used to live off the land, life was closely tied to seasonality, which is why country houses are the most relaxing in summer and the coziest in winter. I was lucky to spend some time by the fire until the middle of January. I even saw some snow, but unfortunately I had run out of film by the time the snow started falling. 

After letting the pandemic steer my life in a better direction and spending more time in my hometown in 2020,  I have emerged far more confident in the future. Living without a sense of home can leave people with constant anxiety and fear of the future. The farther you are from the right path the more intense the anxiety. The closer you get to the life that is right for you, the anxiety slowly subsides until you reach the point where you are happy with where you are and what you have. You are no longer frantically searching…  

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