29 days. Make them count. Don’t just leap this year, soar. Primroses bloom. Snowdrops sprout. Thrushes sing from above. Wildlife stirs. Welly walks. Windy, wonderfully wild. Up ahead, alert roe deer tiptoe through fields. Grazing ewes feast on grass, content, bellies full. Air fresh. Anticipation. Snow or sunshine awaits. Indoors, slippers on, potter at your own pace. Pancakes. For breakfast? Whisk, flip, stack ‘em up high! In the greenhouse, sow dreams for the seasons ahead. Valentine’s. Galentine’s. Love yourself first. Noticeably lighter. A smidge brighter. The dawn of Spring nears. Pause. Pace yourself. Embrace the beauty of now.
The fact that every four years we’re rewarded with an extra 24 hours to play with. One whole extra day to chase our dreams… or spend doing whatever we want (the day is our oyster after all!) So the fact that this month offers exactly that fills me with so much anticipation and joy.
For that reason, as we open chapter two and say hello to February, my mind is currently figuring out how best to spend it.
For those born on the 29th February, the answer feels pretty obvious, right?!
(I mean, let’s face it, I go all out on my birthday and it comes around every year. I’ll leave it to you to imagine how much I’d celebrate if I had to wait four years to blow out the candles! Side note: Happy birthday to everyone born on the 29th February before I forget!)
When it’s not your birthday though and is instead ‘an extra day,’ I can’t help but feel like I should put it to good use. After all, if you read my last newsletter of January (sign up here if you’d like to subscribe) you’ll know that I’m determined to make my days count and go after my dreams with intention this year, given how quickly January flew by!
With that in mind, though I haven’t quite figured the answer out myself just yet, I encourage you to have a think about how you could spend your extra day if you haven’t done so already.
Because life’s too short to let gifts like this pass us by if you ask me!
So have a think.
Then take the leap and soar.