This winter we decided to take a good, long break and unplug.
After the mad rush of preparing for the holiday season, we enjoyed skipping out on the harshest blows of winter by going on an extended/belated honeymoon to New Zealand.
New Zealand is home to me. Growing up in so many different places, it is something both familiar and foreign at the same time. One of the things I appreciate most about New Zealand is being able to reconnect with nature. To rest, unplug, and let myself be inspired by the raw power and delicate beauty of my surroundings.
Creativity works in natural cycles. I find it often ebbs and flows with the natural rhythms of the seasons. There is a time to work hard and reap the benefits of a well laid foundation, and then there are proper times for rest. Like a garden, we must also remember to lay dormant in winter so new things may sprout come spring.
While we did miss the major part of the snow and cold, the return to the Northern Hemishere's cold and gray weather have continued to encourage rest where it is needed. In honor of this, I have created a few small rituals in which I'm able to create harmony within the rhythms of the seasons. If you're interested in finding out more about the best ways I have found to rejuvenate creativity, relax, and recharge before the transition into spring, you can sign up for it here. I call it my Free Mini Guide to Extreme Self Care.