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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Winter is one of my least favorite months.

When I was a kid, I loved the snow like all other kids. Except I never actually wanted to be in it. I wanted to be in the warm house while everyone else was outside. At least in here I didn't have to wear a bunch of extra layers. I didn't have to shiver.

Beyond that, this time of year has now claimed two people that I have loved very much in my life. Both of whom I carry in my heart. Ashleigh and Shahnna, I love you.

Funnily enough, I love the new year. It's the ultimate symbol for the things I really value: reflection, meditation on what is here now, and what can be imagined for the future.

When I step back, I see all of life in this movement from Fall into Winter, culminating in the renewal of Spring. So much pain, tumult, laughter, and connection are intertwined with this time of year for me. Through all of that, I've found new strengths and revealed previously repressed parts of myself because of the heat of that fire. Sometimes I say that I can feel so much that it's like I'm burning up like a log in crackling fire...but from those ashes, after some smoldering, I return like a phoenix anew. Just that slight bit wiser.

This Winter playlist is a collection of songs that feel like a reflection of the vibes I'm feeling from moment to moment.

Please follow along the journey with me by adding the playlist to your library as it's update frequently.




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