Posts Tagged ‘February Blahs’

February, you are definitely the longest, shortest month.

I am not going to lie, I have been in a bit of a funk lately. The weather is up, down, snow, rain, freezing rain, fog, warm, cold… it can’t make up its mind. Life is busy, the political world is overwhelming (that is an understatement) and the rat race is a rat race. Being a grown up is hard, yo. And some days it would be easier to stay under the covers. Oh yes it would. Tempting. Very tempting. I know we have all been there.

So, I am really trying to focus on a bit of self care and reframing. Focusing on the positive because no matter how dark the days can seem, there is always something positive. Always. I truly believe that. We are stronger together. Kindness goes a long way. Never be afraid to ask for help. That can be the hardest thing to do sometimes, I know it is for me. It’s okay to be tired, to regroup, to recharge. We have got this. Yes we do.

I am turning up the tunes, heading out to enjoy the city and sending some love and positive energy to all of you.

Here are some pics from the last month. Enjoy!

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A sunny walk in Riverside Park

It is February and with is comes the feeling of blah. Even though the days are getting longer and it is the shortest calendar month, it always seems like February is a tough month to slog through. This winter in NYC has been a tough one, very cold days and lots of snow. I am told that it is an unusual winter. To me, it just seems like winter. And February is the month when we all complain about the fact that winter is still here, the snow is no longer pretty but turning a lovely shade of grey/black (especially in NYC) and that we are sick and tired of wearing coats, boots, hats and sweaters. February is the month where we find ourselves daydreaming of flip flops, umbrella drinks and dinner on a patio. Is it any wonder that most people head off for a warm vacation at this time of year?

It is during these February days that I tend to get a little, well… blah. I find myself getting into a bit of a funk- focusing more on the negative than the positive. This bothers me and I feel like a need a bit of a shake up. So, over the past couple of days I have decided to focus on the little things that matter. The simplest of things that make a day better. Here are a few of the small things that have made me smile over the last couple of days.

*the perfect cup of tea and the time to finish it while reading “People” magazine

*finding a new t.v. show that I can’t stop watching, because it is just that good- “The Good Wife”

*feeling the warmth of the sun on your back while taking the dogs for a walk in the park

*hearing your youngest daughter start to read her first words outloud

*hearing your oldest daughter say that “she is beginning to love math”- whose daughter IS she?? 😉

*a text from a faraway friend

*no line at Trader Joe’s

*a shared smile with a stranger

*A & R fighting over who has the best gym teacher and realizing that they are really starting to feel at home

*walking down the street and not seeing a single other person, a rarity in NYC

*snuggle time on the couch

*two dogs that lie at your feet while you are typing on the keyboard

*laughing with a friend until your stomach hurts at inappropriate cards and books at B&N

*meeting new friends for coffee

*telephone conversations with old friends

*Big sis reading a bedtime story to little sis

*looking forward to a weekend of hanging out with the family

Because sometimes it is just the tiniest of moments that make your realize how truly lucky you are. Have a fabulous weekend =)

A reading to R

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