March is like November. It’s a transition month, neither winter or spring just a mix of weather that leaves one longing for warmer climates and ready for something new.
I love November, it’s my birthday month and its the beginning of the winter hibernation. March, however, doesn’t have that much going for it.
For the past two years, we’ve escaped the winter that happens in an Albertan March and fled to the West Coast. It’s a glorious feeling to step off the plane and see tulips and sunshine and green grass. This year however, we’re clear on the other side of the country. Escaping to Vancouver isn’t really an option. But I have seen little tiny leaf buds on some trees so I have hopes that spring isn’t that far away.
I have determined to make this a good month regardless of the storms that might still come. Of course, posting about this doesn’t make all the blah feelings that threaten to de-rail us go away, it does however help keep me accountable to looking for the good. And just maybe, it will tell me if I’m crazy or if you know these feelings too.
I’m wearing color.
I’ve been layering a bright red tank underneath almost all my shirts, it spruces up my regular black or grey sweaters, makes me look more pulled together then I feel and gives that pop of colour, reminiscent of spring. I’m also breaking out my blue skinnies. They are bright blue and never cease to make me smile. And make me feel all trendy for wearing blue pants. It’s the little things.
I’m browsing Pinterest.
One night I went over my spring pinboard and let myself browse Pinterest looking up all spring decor ideas. I love my cozy winter decor but I’m ready to replace my snowflakes with kites, pinwheels and birds nest. I then went to Michaels for the first time in what felt like forever, I had a list but I also browsed my way through the store. I looked at all the silk spring flowers and the pastel colored decorations. Being creative is always a great mood lifter and I’m getting much better at crafting with my girls around me which is fun for all of us.
I’m closing my screens.
I’m trying to read more, create more, and live more. Off-line. The irony of stating that on a blog does not escape me. I set little reminders on my phone to start winding down for the night and grab a book, not my phone. It’s hard. Actually it’s kinda of embarrassing how hard it is. But with every discipline, it is completely worth it and gets easier with time.
Am I the only one who gets the blahs in March? How do you combat them? Are you wearing bright colors and decorating for spring?
all pictures from last year in Vancouver, via my husband’s iPhone