I’ve been really struggling this winter to find the motivation for adventures. Our year last year was so busy and full of fun exciting things that when the cold hit, I wanted to hibernate through it and chill out. P2 had a full month off nursery and we got into a bit of a lazy routine of pyjama days, movies and being at home.
I was quite happy with our new laid back routine but even now that school and nursery has been back in full swing for a good few weeks, I’ve still found that my motivation was left in 2016. I’m desperate to find it again because I feel like I’m a prisoner to my home with hubby doing most school runs and me avoiding the outside world altogether.
I think hubby could sense my need to escape and he could also see that I had no real intention to escape at the same time. So he forced me out of the house for a little walk after the nursery pick up a few weeks ago and we headed to feed the ducks. We haven’t been to feed them for a long time but it used to be our favourite quick trip all of last summer, especially when we had to walk each day when our car was broken.
It was nice to breathe some fresh hair and see the magic of winter in the lakes. There was ice over the lake and seagulls standing on it. The girls were laughing and throwing bread to the geese and ducks. I remembered why I love being outside and spent most of last year in the open. I’m hoping that as my blog life gets busier with trips and events that my motivation will be forced back to me so that I can enjoy our personal life and adventures.
Do you find winter so depressing or is it a magical time of the year for you? I’d love to hear your thoughts and get some tips to boost my motivation.