Winter is, by far, my least favorite season. I get cold very easily, and the lack of daylight negatively affects my mood. I had hoped to be living in Florida at the beach by the time this winter rolled around, but delays in our renovations and getting our house on the market have not made that possible. So, I’m trying to put on my positivity hat and focus on the things I can look forward to in the months ahead.
Christmas – Even though my Christmas stuff is in storage, we drove around last night looking at Christmas lights. I still love doing that as much as when I was a kid. And I still love hearing Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas.”
The premiere of shows in January such as Downton Abbey and the new Legends of Tomorrow.
My RWA chapter’s holiday party. We do potluck and a Dirty Santa book swap that can get pretty rowdy. It’s always a good time.
And speaking of my RWA chapter, our members-only retreat is at a state park is in February. We rent a bunch of cabins on a lake, bring oodles of food, have workshops, writing time and evenings full of fun activities such as Romance Family Feud.
The day after the Winter Solstice because the days start getting longer!
For now, the abnormally warm December weather. I can still get outside and walk without freezing to death, so that’s awesome.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Need I say more?
Every day that passes, it’s one day closer to spring.
Are you a winter fan? If not, how do you get through the dark, cold days?