Winter Blues

It's February, we're buried in snow and there's more on the way. The roads are ice covered, temperatures are in the negatives and stores and pubs are closed for the season. This is right around the time when I start to feel a little guilt for completing yet another series on Netflix, when the voice inside my head starts begging me to be more productive, and when I can feel my muscles atrophy more and more each time I settle under a blanket.

Yesterday, I tried to kick the winter blues in the butt by going for a little walk on our dirt road. I do this now and then, but not nearly as often as I'd like for fear of running into something hungry.

Sometimes, in the rush of coming and going I forget to look around and appreciate our beautiful surroundings, so on this walk I did just that. All I could hear was the crunching of snow under my feet, the birds chirping like it was a summer day and the sound of my breath. I could see my breath too, it was very cold, but you'd never know it with how the sun was shining through the trees making the snow sparkle. The air was crisp and energizing and the silence was therapeutic, it was just what I needed to recharge and feel motivated.

How do shake the winter blues?

Rachel Emmilee


  1. Such pretty pictures! I have only been to Cape Breton a couple times but it is gorgeous!

    Beating the winter blues...hmm. We're planning a possible week in Jamaica in April so that's something nice to look forward to! Otherwise I like to take on indoor projects: paint by numbers, puzzles, etc - so I at least feel like I'm being productive while I spend hours watching netflix. A gym session or a skate on the oval also help!

  2. I have a severe case of the winter blues! These snow storms and subzero temps have got to go! Although a fast cure for me is always a hot mug of cocoa and a book...that doesn't help too much when I have to work though haha.

  3. Beautiful! Cape Breton is a crazy beautiful place. We're baking and eating lots of sweets here in Ontario. I think that's the only way is to eat our way to spring.


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