Easing into January
I've been easing into a new schedule during these January days. The sun shines brightly and I enjoy the extra daylight that occurs with each passing day. January has never been a favorite month for me in the past but there is something magical about it. The snow crunching and squeaking underfoot. The sun angles and shimmering snow. The walks are brisk, cold and invigorating.
As my husband and I walk, I ask "would you rather be freezing cold or super hot with bugs biting your arms and flying into your eyes?". A tough choice, but I know without a doubt, that freezing cold wins. Our walks are shortened, poor Frodo is cold as well. However, we all love the fresh air and the reentering of a warm and toasty home.
Since the start of the New Year, I've focused on reading more. I now read a mere half hour before cooking dinner. That half hour sometimes turns into an hour and I love that I have carved a slice of my day dedicated to a resolution. Pre-dinner reading is for the classics. I'm currently reading The Scarlet Letter on my kindle (a Christmas gift!). I favor the printed word in a physical book but only with a kindle or ereader can I knit and read.
Each morning, I sketch out a list. I strive to make mini goals for each day-I want my days to be purposeful and peaceful. January is the perfect month to ease into new habits.
Have a lovely weekend!