Stir crazy.

img_1618In five days it is supposed to be spring, but I live in New York, so to be honest we will be lucky to be snow free the beginning of April. With each passing day I am getting more and more stir crazy. I miss spending my weekends hiking and setting up a hammock in the woods to read or write. Hopefully before I know it those sunshiny days will be back again. Until then I will do my best to enjoy what I have, at least the end is in sight.

Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.


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A snow filled day.

This week seemed to go by too quickly. As much as I am grateful that it is Friday, a part of me is in disbelief that the work week is already over. Today was a snow filled day, so of course all I wanted to do was stay home cuddled up with a book. When I was able to come home early from work, catching up on my journal and reading were my top two priorities. There are few things better than spending time words while the world outside is covered in white.

Now that the week is done, I am looking forward to the weekend. I have very few plans and feel caught up on things for the most part. Hopefully all this adds up to a restful few days. A part of me really needs some low-key, non-scripted time to reset my jumbled mind. I am not sure what the next few weeks hold, but I will do what I can to put myself in the best possible position to face whatever comes my way.

Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.

In like a lion.

My hope for March is to be a little more consistent with my days and more outgoing with my time. In January I did such a great job of pushing myself out of my comfort zone and spending time with others. Unfortunately, February I was back to old tricks of a mostly solitary existence. Not counting my weekend away, I rarely saw anyone outside of work. Now we are to the first day of March and my goal is to find a balance between what January was and February became.

The old saying about March is that it either comes in like a lion and out like a lamb, or vice versa. As the snow currently piles up outside I am hoping that by the end of March we will be well on our way to sunshiny days, outdoor adventures, and achieved goals. Some days we can take great strides, others end up being tip toed through, but everyday my hope is that I can do the best that I can to work toward the over all goal.

Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.


Driving long distances can have a therapeutic effect. Watching the trees and buildings go by, finding the next radio station when the last one gets too fuzzy and best of all pretending you are in the millenium falcon flying at light speed as the snow is falling. It is also a time to think and reflect, to remember all the things you are thankful for and to look forward to the adventures your time away holds.

This February will be nothing like the last one.

Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.


Something about the snow has me wishing for a few more days of weekend. Overall it was a wonderful few days off, I watched a ton of movies, relaxed, read and journaled. I truly should have zero complaints about anything, yet I am longing for a bears winter of hibernation. Hopefully I wake up tomorrow morning energized and ready to face the week, and what a week it will be.

Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.

A snow filled day.

There were many times this summer that I wished I has someone to hike with, but that longing for companionship had long since passed, but today I woke up to a snow covered world wishing I had someone to spend the day with. On a day like today it is always nice to camp out in front of the TV with and watch movie after movie with someone by your side. By having this person around you feel less guilty for being unbelievably lazy. There is also the added benefit of being able to talk the other person into going out in the cold to shovel.


Unfortunately for me the cats were not convinced by my pleas to handle any of the chores of the day, they were however very into the being lazy in front of the TV and at reminding me that it was time to eat. Eventually without the help of my four legged friends I did get a few chores done. Thankfully a man a few doors down goes out with his little snow plow and takes care of the bulk of the snow removal so my efforts did not take long.

Times like this I wonder what my life will be like this time next year. If there is one thing that 2017 taught me it is that a year from now could be a whole lot different than you ever expected.

Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.


Roller coaster.

This week has been a roller coaster. Work was a bit insane and set its self up for a pretty wild next few weeks. I got to spend lots of time with friends, even if one of the evenings was spent terrified watching Jaws. By the end of the week I am pretty sure I thought sleep was over rated, I honeslty am not sure how I made it through the day. The weather also threw its hat in the ring to add a unique note to the week, yesterday was almost up to 60°f and this weekend we there is a chance of a foot of snow.

If this up and down is going to be my new normal, I am going to need to find a way to get a lot more sleep. Thank goodness tomorrow is Saturday, a day made for relaxing and kitty cuddles while the world outside turns white.

Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.