“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”
― Edith Sitwell
“I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was. Likewise, I never imagined that home might be something I would miss.”
― Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
my favorite light at my favorite time of day
this weekend we got to experience actual winter like weather. of course, it never lasts long which is fine for us! this household doesn’t particularly love the super cold. as winter weather often drives us inside, it is always good to look at our homes and see how we can make them more ours. now is not necessarily the time for purging (unless your winter holidays were excessive or you see those in need of what you have in abundance like coats, pants, or hats), but since we are indoors so much we can really get a sense of the *vibe* of our home. looking at the flow, the comfort, the access, or even the treasures that we display, all these things help in our feeling the sense of home as well as how our day starts or ends.
if things are cluttered or stark, you may start your day feeling overwhelmed because of the too much or feeling like you don’t have enough. if you don’t have a comfortable place to curl up and read or write, you may not feel at home. if you have to dig to find your favorite mug or sweater or photo, you may need to rearrange. if the treasures displayed in your home remind you of negative memories or cause frustration of another time, perhaps it is time the are not on show for everyone. this is the joy of being home when it is cold out, we get to see what our homes are really creating within us. after all, if this is our sanctuary, our place to recharge, what are we charging up with?
you know what the best part is? when you start to move furniture or pull your favorite books out from hiding or start to hunt the second hand stores for you new favorite chair or desk, you warm you body and keep you feeling charged up. so take advantage of the cold weather and start to create that blissful sanctuary your home should be. or at least create yourself a little nook for some yoga/meditation/coffee drinking 😉