Winter is not my favorite season, I am much more a summer girl. Traditionally, in winter I get the blah-blah-blah’s by mid-February. Which worked out quite nice because that meant I could run away to someplace fun and sunny (and usually centered around rock climbing) for my birthday. This year, I’m pretty sick of winter about 6-weeks ahead of schedule. Bring on the spring!
The biggest change from previous years is that I am no longer working. No 40-hour a week commitment frees up lots of time in my planner. Typically, my go-to-fun revolves around me playing outside which is not really happening in the cold and wet Portland winter.
I have been baking and cooking up a storm which I do love. I picked up the Smitten Kitchen cookbook a few months back and yup, I’m smitten with it. (The Smitten Kitchen blog has more recipes. Although, in my opinion, a hard bound book can’t be beat.) I have a few crafty projects that are entertaining, but getting up and doing them has been a challenge.
I’ve never struggled with motivation before. It feels so foreign. I keep thinking maybe I am tired and need a nap. Nope. I’m pretty positive I need to get off my duff and go on a walk instead.