Today Kate of Clear the Way is taking over my blog!
January is over and that big rush of excitement over new beginnings and fresh starts has started to dwindle. We no longer have a blank page now that we’ve scribbled down a month of 2014. But why can’t we keep that fresh feeling going into February?
February is often a hard month for me, honestly. It’s the thick of Winter (or as much “Winter" as California gets), the buzz of the Holidays and the New Year high catch up and make me tired, and it’s also a weird short month (always throws me off). Every year when February comes around I tend to get deeply sentimental and a little melancholy. Last year I shared a bit of this February Fatigue on my blog, Clear the Way, in the form of a playlist of sentimental songs. In this post I shared that our best tool for moving forward in life, no matter what life brings us, is choice.
We can’t always control, but we can always choose. We can choose to see February as another clean slate, a blank page, a fresh start. We can choose to have grace with ourselves—if we haven’t done as well as we had hoped to with our resolutions or if we don’t know what we’ll be doing come Spring—and we can choose to keep trying. We can choose hope.
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