And somehow January merged into February. Usually I like the first month of year. It feels so good to get rid of all the Christmas decoration, sack the Christmas tree and put it all away for the next 11 months. Now a blank page, time to think and make plans for the coming months. But this year was different somehow. My January was blurred, a succession of grey and dull and dark days. After the calm days between the holidays the first weeks of the year hit hard at work with lots of stuff to do and extra hours. Four weeks I was only anticipating our winter vacation in East Tyrol.
And oh it was worth the while! Just look at this beautiful winter wonderland. We had the most beautiful week at a lovely wellness hotel (oh yes, we spoiled ourselves) and spent the time with cross-country skiing, taking long walks with our sledge or just hanging at the pool in the wellness area. That’s how I want the weather in January and February to be and not as wet and warm as it is in our area where we live. I even barely found time to knit!
And now in February I finally feel like making new plans and I am so inspired. There are so many things I want to do this year and so many ideas in my head I almost feel overwhelmed with them. Do you know this feeling? Sometimes it feels like a huge interesting puzzle but I just don’t know where to start and how to put the pieces together. That’s why I intend to make a planning weekend. I have to write it all down, make lists and more lists and sort things in my head. There are also other important events and changes this year that need to be taken care of. So this weekend is all about sorting the chaos in my head.