Can you think of many things more peaceful than a fresh blanket of snow? Followed by the crisp wind spiraling nature’s glitter through the air. The delicate tapping of ice as it hits the tree branches and settles on the frozen ground. As if everything, for but one moment, is finally calm. Things like that will never fail to amaze me.
For as long as I live, if snow is near, you better believe I will be out there watching as it falls. With the sheer happiness of a child on Christmas morning. There’s just nothing like it.
If you can’t tell, we got snow last night! Only like an inch at most, and it’s already damn near melted away as if it never even graced our presence… But man. For that short period of time at 1am, all was right in the world.
I’m not going to lie to you. These last couple days have been HARD. I’ve been in a major slump, wanting to do nothing but lie on the couch and sleep. No energy to talk to anyone, and basically numb to my emotions. (This is the part where I’d usually apologize over and over for being dramatic.) But you know what? I’m not going to. Because it’s natural to feel this way! Good days come and go, and we shouldn’t feel bad about it. Period.
Sleeping is not a normal thing for me, so when I start taking 2-3 naps a day and staying in bed until noon, it feels wrong. I was panicking that something was not right, and beating myself up over the fact that I wasn’t my normal chipper-self. Causing my anxiety to shoot through the roof and making myself feel sick…
This is one of the happiest times of the whole year, and here I was, wasting the week away just miserable. Mad at myself for things that are completely out of my control. Anxious thoughts racing through my mind, stress breakouts, no motivation whatsoever. But then. It snowed…
Just like that, I went from a moment of emotional breakdown, tears and all—to pure joy. Stepping onto my front porch and seeing those flakes sprinkling down like confetti just felt perfect. Like I was being told, “IT’S OKAY!” Everything was okay. My heart race slowed down again, my mind cleared, and I was alright. Like someone hit the reset button on my week, and I finally felt like myself again.
Sometimes, it takes something as simple as a snowfall to change our whole vibe. Like Aristotle once said, “To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” And that’s exactly what I suggest you do. Breathe… In and out. Take it all in… And then let it all go. Our minds can consume us, and occasionally all we need is some fresh air and to give ourselves permission to let go. We can’t always control our situations, and that’s okay. I promise.
Until next time,
Stay calm, darling!