Flourish, Flourish in All Seasons, Goals

Making Time for Rest & Adventure: January Recap & February Goals

We had an unexpected snow day this past week. A day where the storm rolled in over night dropping inches of fluffy snow. It was magical to wake up to a Winter wonderland and take a few minutes to pause and savor the scene.

But then, the realities of the snowstorm upended my idealic morning. Messy roads, snow removal, slippery driveways, canceled plans, and delayed celebrations. Yes, my day now held extra margin, but it also meant holding plans loosely and letting go of expectations. A theme I’ve been learning on repeat these days.

Winter reminds us that everyone and everything needs some quiet time.

Katrina Mayer

Winter is a time to rest, be still, and quiet our hearts. For me, that conjures up koselig scenes of snuggling up by the fire with a hot cup of tea, cozy blanket, and an inspiring book or magazine.

And while that is LOVELY and a rhythm I savor extra in the Winter, true rest comes not from a single moment but walking daily in rhythm with our Creator.

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Matthew 11:28-30

This last month held heartache & hopes deferred. However, the goodness of an easy yoke overflowed in countless mundane moments. When I choose to acknowledge the good gifts alongside the challenging ones, I’m reminded that our Father is at work through every moment of my life.

That is my prayer for you in this season. The you would find rest for your weary soul and recognize the good gifts from your heavenly father.

January 2021 Recap:

Celebrating Epiphany (The Season of Light) by candlelight most mornings.
Skiing for the first time in SO MANY years!
Snowshoe adventures with forever friends
Bundled up walks in the Winter sunshine at Koselig Cottage
Floret 2021 Workshop Launch!
Abundant bowls of honey bells from Tree Ripe Fruit Company
Liv talking over my office…future assistant in the making!

February 2021 Goals:

Monthly Action Items:

Winter Home Declutter (clothes, books, basement, office)

Read: Curated Closet, Beginner’s Pluck, Start with Why, and The Gift of Being Yourself.

Dream day for ECE.com

Plan Home and ZA gardens

Weekly Action Items:

Screen Free Evening

Weekly Examen and Sunday Prep

Yoga/Swim

Salt or Sauna

Floret Workshop Homework

Face to Face with local community

Daily Habits:

Contentment ($ and <3)

Soak up a Psalm

3 Things

Rest/Delight

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