Wednesday, February 5, 2014

January Girl

February has taken me by a surprise. It happened a little too fast, I don't feel like I'm keeping up with this short month.

Last month's intention was to get my bearings, but really I feel like it took me all month just to recover from the social bonanza that was December. I've been going trough an intense need to be alone, even more so than usual, and also found myself in a really emotional place lately.

Trust me when I say I'm hitting the books hard to see if that might be hormonal.

This month I'm getting the message I should be focusing on writing (Thanks Em!) and being outside as much as possible. Working on that has kept me out of this space lately, but hopefully I'll soon find my groove and the time to create all the posts swirling around in my head right now.

How's your February going? 


  1. You are not alone! I can't believe its February, let alone nearly an entire week has passed. I've come to peace with this month, and even though this is my least favorite time of the year, my goal this year is to learn to accept it. Spring means new plantings in the garden, and finally putting pen to paper on some of my new year resolutions. So far I'm happy with my progress on all fronts. Nice to see you! And, can we talk about that vest? I love it!

  2. I really like the way you and Kissa are similarly wearing brown-ish spotted outfits, handling a cup and posing in front of wood :o)

    Yep, these days I find it a bit hard to keep up with my schedule, so I stay up late instead, and lack of sleep tends to make me easily upset as well. A 12-hour sleep tonight made all the difference (thanks Lola for not waking me up at 7:30 this time)

    Dancing helped, though :o)

    1. Also, every year I am reminded that in wintertime we need to hibernate as much as we can - spending quiet time indoors, dreaming, reading, not being too productive, and sleeping a lot. So (just like in moon time) I try and listen to this "take it slow" voice. It feels good, although spending time outdoors in the sun and fresh air is even more energizing then.

  3. i hear you i hear you i hear intense seven week holiday period with the kids left me wanting to hightail it out of here on my own, on a train, anywhere but where there was people. They went back to school this week, and I have been luxuriating in the freedom of time to myself. And now we are going camping, see you in a few days....figuratively. xo

  4. my February is going much better than my november, december and january did! i hear ya on being alone and outdoors. i hope you'll be able to both those things in abundance this month :)

  5. I think it's safe to say you drew the right card last month. The hermit card is ringing loud and clear, so it's understandable you are feeling the need to be alone, more so than usual. So, here's to turning inward and hiding out in quiet contemplation. Embrace it, Milla, and enjoy. Ahh...

  6. February is going better than January. Much less sickness! So that's good. I have mostly been working on art - I am doing an online art workshop that just started.

    I was in a thrift shop last weekend and thought of you - I found a tea mug with herbs on it. :) I was tempted to get it, but I have plenty of mugs, so I put it back.