As we step into a new year, we often feel exhausted from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. We are wanting to create the changes we know we should, and we are often wanting to become the best versions of ourselves. January is a confusing month - we feel broke, burnt out, exhausted, but ready. Ready to create change, ready to hustle to get to those goals, and ready to finally “do it.” But, oftentimes it doesn’t stick. Studies show that by February 1st, a lot of people have already quit their proverbial New Year's resolutions.
Written by Danielle French for Trailblazher Magazine Fall Issue #1
There is nothing like fall’s shorter, colder days to bring along the inclination to braise meats and vegetables. Long, slow roasting with wine and stock, fresh garlic and herbs is like wrapping-up in a warm sweater on a cool fall morning. It is my favorite time of year, harvesting the last vegetables, putting the garlic away for the winter, drying onions and bagging them in burlap for storage.
This time of year is tough. The stagnant nature of the winter season is often overwhelming. It’s near impossible to wake up every morning with the flood of enthusiasm that the warmer months usually bring. At best, right now, that enthusiasm comes at a slow drip. It’s cold, it’s dark. Rural life brings many beautiful things, but it often comes at a cost – and that isolation can be heavy and omnipresent.