Happy New Year.
It's Monday, January 3rd, and January ugh is threatening...taunting me from its tight, dark, little corner.
If it knows what's good for it, it will just stay there, and shut its trap!
After the fast-paced frenzy of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Celebrations, I often find myself in the first week of January feeling...I don't know...subdued.
It's like there's a big holiday go.go.go. and then suddenly...halt!
It hits me every year.
If I allowed it, I could easily slump into the mucky, cold, icy ball of January sludge and simply wait to thaw out some time in March.
When I was younger, that's exactly what I would have done, but over the years, I've learned to combat that foggy, grey feeling through various creative outlets.
I write. I paint. I work on tedious or silly craft projects. I shoot photos. I concoct new cookie, cake and pie recipes and try them out on my "tasters" (friends and family who are more than happy to sample from my personal bakery.)
I've learned to wade through the greys with big fat boots of happy painted on my soles; the days are getting longer, we're moving closer to the sun and green days of spring are just around the corner!
Prompt #36: Write. Paint. Draw. Bake. Create. What is your outlet when the greys hit you?