Even though the season has been incredibly mild and it literally hasn't snowed, I feel quite stuck in a winter rut.
I feel like I've been wearing the same things and doing the same things and saying the same things. I hate to complain because life is really good and I don't want to sound bored or ungrateful, but the truth is that I just feel a bit stymied.
I've been living in my DVF wrap dresses and J. Crew Pixie pants. I'm over tights in the biggest way and have been wearing skinny jeans out at night whenever possible in an attempt to avoid all other leg wear. I've been going to SoulCycle three times a week and making lots of plans with girlfriends. All good things. I have been saying at least once a day that I need a vacation and that I'm dying to go skiing, or to the beach, but I haven't done a thing to actually plan anything.
One of my goals for the month of February was to try something new and as vague as that was, I didn't really do it. Not because I didn't want to, but because I couldn't think of something to do and time got away from me. And it bothers me, and I guess that's the whole point of this post. I've been playing it safe, and every so often I get a little stir crazy and the urge to step out of my comfort zone tugs on my sleeve. Do you ever feel this way?
I've been attempting to make little alterations and tweaks to my routine to help satisfy the desire for change but at the end of the day, I feel stifled. I keep saying I want to bake but I don't have an oven. I keep saying that I want to run but it's too cold out. I'm tired of the excuses! I don't want to make them anymore.
But the truth is that I really don't have an oven and it really is cold out, so in the meantime I'm going to use my parents' kitchen to try that recipe I saw on Bakerella and I'm going to bundle up for a short jog/walk combo in the park across the street. Where there's a will there's a way.
Am I alone in my principles or are you in a winter rut too?