First, I want to say thank you, so much, for the comments, emails, and Instagram and Facebook messages in regards to my stepfather's passing. It has now been a week and a half and while I still can't believe it, the love my family has received has made this difficult time a little easier to swallow. I'm very grateful for my readers and followers and the kindness you continuously show. You guys are the best.
That said, even during easier times, February is when I'm at the peak of my winter blues. Summer and fall really start to feel far in the past, but spring is still so out of reach. It takes a lot more effort for me to feel motivated when I'm stuck inside, with dreary cloud blanketed skies peering at me through the windows. Staying busy (which isn't hard these days), being active, and eating well helps a lot, but in order to stay focused and creative with work I also need to stay inspired. One of the best ways for me to do this is to save inspiring images or messages I come across online (to my Pinterest, to my phone camera roll, or to my bookmarks on my laptop), and just look at them from time to time. There is no cohesiveness or rhyme or reason to these images - they just make me feel good on some level. Even if I'm swamped with work or kid duties, I can still glance at them when I have a minute or two. It makes a difference! Today I thought I'd share some of these images with you guys, in hopes that they'll inspire you as well.
How do you stay motivated and/or inspired during the winter? Any tips for this summer girl?
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