I am lucky to have this time off in the winter although it comes with a price.( That price being a high price of $$ :) Unemployment is not a bad thing at 57 years old and the knowledge that I have an end date in sight. I used to hate being slow or off in the winters. I often tried to find jobs to do but now I enjoy the slow time. A wise man I used to work for once told me...'I love the winter...it is the time I reflect and rejuvenate' At that time, I remember thinking, Ugggh I HATE winter...I HATE being without that paycheck...I HATE having 'no purpose'.
Winter is great. I have learned to savor my less busy months and the freedom it allows. I have learned to take advantage of the time. I used to dread it so. I did not have barnwords back then, of course. That has helped me a ton. I do need to figure out how to sell more.... but. ( I am a terrible sales person.) I definitely have a more healthy attitude these days and have actually learned to enjoy my life in winter. Time goes so quickly. I never wish for the next season anymore. I never say "oh I can't wait for this winter to be over..." because why would I want time to go any faster than it already is?! I try and treasure every day that I am alive, cliché as that sounds. Because what else do I have? x