Some people hate the winter.
I love it.
I thrive off of the space that this season gives me. I adore this hibernating period to recharge my mind, body, and soul.
It’s often hard to find quiet time when work is pulling me every which way.
But now as the house is still with the kids at school, I’m feeling creativity whispering to me, “come and play.”
A couple months ago, I broke or dislocated my finger. I don’t really know which. To be honest, I just splinted it on my own to save money on a doctor visit and anyway, after a handful (literally and figuratively) of broken fingers over the years, this DIY approach seemed the best route.
Well, looking back on it, I don’t know if it was. I still can’t bend my finger fully. As a result, I haven’t been able to play guitar or rock climb. It has given me an excuse to work on my piano chops.
One of the songs I’m trying to get better at is “Let It Be”.
How appropriate. Let it be. Acceptance of what is. I never even touched the keys with any sort of intention until a dozen years ago when I broke my elbow skateboarding and without an ability to play guitar, I learned some chords on the keys.
These signals from the universe, like the winter, can be a major drag. However, there is another option. To take a step back and ask, “what good can I gain from this”? With such acceptance and curiosity, you can just let it be. And in that space, you regain your power