Anticipating March

Today is February 28 and it marks the end of what I call “the gloomy months.” January and February can be tough for many as we shake off the holiday hangover, battle through cold/short/dark days, and live up to expectations we set at the beginning of the year. Yep, the initial 1/6th of any year can be challenging.

It seemed like the gloomy months were just a little gloomier in 2022. Our family dealt with death, COVID, and other ailments. Add all of this to the sobering Russian invasion of Ukraine and the immense anxiety that has resulted from that atrocity and you can gather that 2022’s debut was a little bit of a downer.

But I am an eternal optimist and I don’t discount the good things that happened in January and February because they did occur. However, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t looking forward to March. I have a laundry list of reasons about why the third month of the year is so awesome (you can read them here if you want) but I think my family is just more looking forward to leaving the starting blocks of 2022 and getting into a routine.

Although we faced challenges in January and February, good things did happen. Just having these two in our lives is a positive gift every single day.

May everyone end their February on a good note. I am eagerly anticipating the longer and brighter days that lie ahead. Don’t Blink.

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