My Life in Words, Art and
The photos I posted here remind me of the long season in my life which has tried to interfere with the progress of my website, writing and art. It really stilled everything about me like winter. My ability to sit down and create seemed frozen. My path was steep, slippery, out of focus like fog and unsure. I longed for spring and felt like hibernating until that season came again, but life goes on.
It is very normal to feel more depressed within actual winter. Research as shown that the shorter days and lack of sunlight plays a factor in this. So I decided to take walks in the parks. Sometimes I even go to one of the beaches close to our area and walk around. Can’t swim or play in the sand, but a beach in the winter time around here can be beautiful place to visit. You just need to make sure you stay away from hazardous areas. Plus it is a good idea to dress warm in order to help prevent getting sick or cold.
No matter the season, I normally take the same paths. It amazes me how things like the clouds, sun or the branches above make the path seem different each time I walk it. Instead of being angry that things are not the same, I am thankful and capture the beauty around me.
Being thankful is another way to get rid of the winter blues or just the blues in general. Another thing that helps with the winter blues is to get involved with people. Send letters to friends and family, get connected to safe Facebook groups, stay active in church, eat correctly, and drink at least 8 glasses of water. The cold weather tends to dry ones skin out more and dehydrate a person.
My emotional winter season lasted longer than a season of a real winter, but I kept holding on. I talked to people that helped me through those rough times. They prayed with me as well. I also got a check up to see if I had anything else going on physically that needed cared for.
I am finally feeling a little bit of movement of seeds germinating under what was cold hard ground.
Majority of my past blogs have been about seasons in life. I love seasons, but the truthfully the emotional wait from winter to spring has been a long one for me. Finally I am gaining clear picture on what to do with my website, Art and Writing.
Establishing a public Facebook page for Authors and Artists is one of the directions that I have taken and am looking forward in seeing it blossom.
It feels good to be finally in my spring. I am now looking forward to a season of summer.
Ecclesiastes 3:1“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:" NIV
Ezekiel 34:26“I will bless them and the places surrounding my hill. I will send down showers in season; there will be showers of blessing.” NIV
Psalm 29:9 9 “The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth, and strips the forests bare; And in His temple everyone says, "Glory!" NIV
The winter photos I took show the beauty of winter. Sure I had an emotional long winter, but there was lots of beauty there too.
Are you in a winter standstill emotionally or in your goal setting?
Have you been in that kind of season? If so, Can you share how you got out of it?
What is your favorite real season?
Melinda Priebe is a wife, mother, grandmother. She works a full time job and still finds time to write, do her art work and jewelry.
Melinda is quite cold in this beach picture, but loving the beauty around her. She prays that you are able to count your blessings and find beauty in your daily life as well. Her God-daughter Crystal took the above beach picture.
Melinda has added some more photos she has taken form her winter walks. One photo she took is of her first landscape sketch.