Living In The Darkness
I’ve never gotten used to living in darkness.
As December continues, I find myself getting slower and slower. In the beginning, I used to have plans, expectations, and goals for this long and dark month.
But as time progressed, I’ve found myself wanting less. Honestly, I’m settling into the easiness and nothingness that is December.
Maybe that’s how it is supposed to be?
“Winter is a season of recovery and preparation.”
As I’m from a warm climate, I used to live a life of constant motion. In every season, we were moving – and moving quickly.
It was exhausting and stressful, which is one of the major reasons why I wanted to move to Germany. But when it comes to winter, the season has been a major adjustment.
I’ve had to learn how to slow down. I’m by no means an expert at it, and I continue to struggle with it.
In winter, I often feel completely depleted, even when I’ve done nothing all day. I get a full night’s sleep, but I still have no energy to leave and meet people.
Until recently, I’ve started reading more about slow living. And I’ve been learning what that could mean to me.
The biggest revelation is that you’re not supposed to be productive all the time. It’s okay to slow down with the seasons and find a slower pace.