As the days grow warmer, I find it easier to motivate myself. The winter is hard. Our island is small and the winter can be cold and lonely. It’s hard to find the time to do the things we want to do even though we aren’t busy doing anything else. It’s a season of rest and hibernation. Hot cocoa and movies in bed is much more appealing than being any sort of productive. We try and travel through the winter to maintain some sort of productivity. Last winter, Z went to an internship in New Mexico and I was thrilled for him but also pretty jealous. This next winter will be full of excitement for the three of us- we’re hoping to travel cross country with our few months away from work.
The warmth of Spring and the oncoming Summer is inspiring. I’ve started watching two other babies through the week in order to stay home with Odin and make some sort of regular income (Oh, student loans!), but have still been able to find the motivation to go for walks when Z gets home from work or work on art. I have a gallery show coming up and I’m excited about this sudden inspiration to produce. I want to make things and that motivation in itself brings me happiness. I’m excited to spend my summer days running around on the beach with babies and then spending my evenings after Odin drifts off to sleep making beautiful things.