I really like to keep this space positive, but to be perfectly honest, I have been in a bit of a funk lately. I started out the new year riding a wave of energy and inspiration, only to have the wind knocked out of me the last week and a half or so, first by some crazy health wierdness for both myself and my husband, then the flu times 4, and now this lingering cold-weather, short-days, cabin-feever, winter blues thing that always catches me a bit off guard this time of year. Oh yeah, and I’m turning 30 next week. Which, I realize is hardly unique and really not that big of a deal, it just has me doing a lot of thinking lately. Way too much thinking.
I woke up the other day and I had just had enough of that. If there is anything that my experience working through post-partum anxiety last year has taught me it is that attitude is 9/10ths of the problem. That, and you’re never really done working through anything like this. Just as soon as you let your guard down, something will happen and that funk will start to creep its way back into your life. So, I got up, went for a walk in the (cold!) sunshine, told myself it was going to be a better day, and you know what? It was. Not great. I was still exhausted, Miles was still hacking up some nasty stuff, Stephen had to miss a day of work, the house was, to put it mildly, a disaster (and still kind of is), but is was a better day. Nothing like a walk in the sunshine to work things out. I have been making more of an effort to make sure we get outside for at least a few minutes every day now, no matter what the weather. Some days are easier than others, but it does us all a world of good!
Nature, the sunshine, my boys: these are medicine for my soul.
A little photo randomness:
Get out and soak up a little sunshine if you have some! Happy weekend!