It's something about January...and maybe February too...the doldrums of the year...the most boring months. -- Well, except for the year I gave birth to our first child -- that was the best January of my life!
No way to top that one anymore...
As I pondered further I realized that these 2 downer months (January & February) follow my favorite months of November and December. November and December are the Months of Motivation and Anticipation!! Cozy times, anticipation of wintry weather, and happy holidays ahead -- time to get ready for storms and parties, fill up your days with special activities, looking forward to making happy memories!
Correspondingly, it seems that January & February are the Lack of Motivation Months, The Backside of Winter, where all the anticipation is gone: the hope of wintry weather has faded, the holidays are but a memory, and you realize you forgot to plant your daffodils so no happy sunny faces will be popping out of the ground to cheer you...
I wish it wasn't so, but I can't seem to live out the high times without balancing them with low times. I guess I just have a finite amount of energy and emotion at any given time. If I use it up too fast, I must take some time refilling the resevoir.
Maybe if I see January and February as re-charging time, I can find a new appreciation for the doldrums*. We KNOW that a wind will pick up again soon...Perhaps this way, I'll be ready.
January and February may be boring, but they certainly have been beautiful!!
*doldrums: an old sea-faring term that referred to a quiet sea with the absence of wind & movement
You didn't want your sailboat to be stuck in the doldrums as you would go nowhere.