Hibernation Mode


I just returned from a weekend trip to Big Sur. Not only was the weather in the high 60’s, but every turn on Highway 1 presented beautiful vistas, one after the other. It’s always lovely to be home, but I’m spending extra time settling in to hibernation mode.

The colder months are a great excuse to stay inside and spend time learning a new craft, catching up on the pile of books you borrowed from the library, and finding some quiet space.

In my opinion, the best kind of retreat begins at home. Make a fire. Build a fort. Drink hot chocolate. Watch your favorite holiday movies. Read. Write. Play and create. Take a long bath. Repeat.

Creativity will flow once you’ve had the chance to unwind.┬áThe winter months are a wonderful time to learn a cozy new hobby, like knitting or sewing. Last winter, I took several sewing classes at Gather Here, always followed with a latte from Dwelltime. This winter, I’d love to continue sewing – and may also try my hand at glass blowing at NOCA GlassSchool or Diablo Glass School.

What are your favorite ways to enjoy the winter season?

Photo credit: Natalie Chassaigne Kurtzman, Big Sur

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