And it’s that time of year I pre-maturely look ahead to life after winter! I’m a spring baby after all.
Matt and I were outside this weekend enjoying a nicer afternoon in the sun. I was telling him how much I appreciate rituals/activities that you can only do in certain seasons. It allows for you to long for them and when they come back to you, it’s like seeing an old friend you’ve missed! They can evoke such happy memories and instantly transport you to how you felt in the past. As we bundled this weekend in our backyard, I reminded him of a memory from summer. When we built a little cabana with linens to create shade while we sipped rosé as the sun set. We ended up doing this for many evenings to follow. Thinking about that golden-lit scene and care-free summer day got me excited to do it all again. I love the power of nostalgia. While we have a bit of winter left, planning and dreaming of moments like that help to get me through.
On another note. Something I have been thinking about a lot lately (thanks to Rick, obv) is channeling a “beginners mind”. With both life and work… seeing things with fresh eyes as much as possible. To let past experiences, beliefs, structure fall to the wayside. This thought has been so liberating. I have always had a childlike excitement towards life, beauty, and creativity but it’s easy to get into certain rhythms and habits though and to operate from familiarity. I want to keep myself open and on my toes. To try things backwards (like a makeshift cabana rather than using our outdoor umbrella!), explore outside of “my wheelhouse”, to follow curiosities more acutely… even if completely random. I just want to keep discovering anything and everything that brings on enchantment.
Some things I am looking forward to this month…