It’s the height of winter. My fingers are more often fleshy icicles than not. Instead of a hood ornament, the little piles of snow are now a semi-permanent fixture on my car’s landscape. My thoughts often turn to how nice it would be to nest into a little ball under the down comforters surrounded by the fleece sheets of my bed.
Winter is a time slow down, whether we like it or not. Not only are my joints stiffer thanks to the temperature, and my body a little plumper thanks to the holidays, but the elements force me to slow down as well. Nothing good comes out of speeding when the roads of icy!
Slow and steady, and not pushing myself to the max, is what I’m focusing on this month. I keep reminding myself: the water’s just as wet in the shallow end. There’s a time to be aggressive, persistent and pushy, but there’s also a time to be reflective, patient, and content.
This month’s glo is a great way to slow your pace down for a few minutes. Personal favorites in February’s issue include tips for winter running, locally inspired date ideas for V-Day, and a real (albeit very serious) look at the prominence of sexual assault on college campuses. While one in four women will be assaulted as some point in their time at college, our local schools unfortunately aren’t cut out of that figure.
I hope this New Year has already brought you a clearer mind and new goals to attain. If nothing else, be sure to appreciate that the weather allows us to slow down for a bit.