The snow has finally arrived!!! Living in Copenhagen I don't see much of it, so I was thrilled that I got to spend Christmas and New Year's Eve in Norway, where we had some beautiful bright days with sunshine, and others with heavy snow. I'm so drawn to snow, I always have been. There is something really comforting about everything being covered in a soft, thick layer of snow. Everything is resting, the birds that are left in the woods are hardly singing, and everything is so quiet. My mother lives in the middle of the woods, and coming from Copenhagen the contrast keeps feeling bigger and bigger each year. I really appreciate how exceptionally quiet it is, and how incredibly dark it gets at night. The only light that can be seen is from the stars and the moon, and when I turn off the lights to go to sleep I quite literally can't see my hand in front of me. I grew up in the woods, and even though I love living in a big city I crave the silence and darkness that only nature alone can give you. Especially in the winter, when everything is sleeping.
There is something really peaceful about everything being covered in snow...
...it is like everything is resting, getting ready for spring. I have been crushing really hard on the Ólafur Arnalds and Frahm collaboration and the incredibly beautiful music that they have created, and this song seemed like the perfect soundtrack for how winter feels. I don't really have any New Year's resolutions, but I really enjoy the quiet time around the New Year to reflect and plan. The year ahead of me is full of what currently feel like obstacles, and I'm doing my very best to stay motivated for the fight I'm heading into with full force. Being sick with food poisoning over the holidays and quite frankly feeling like shit the entire time, left me with a lot of time to think. I felt too bad to make any plans to see my friends, and somehow being frustrated, under stimulated, bored and restless has left me quite motivated and eager to move on. I can hardly remember feeling bored because the past year has been so full of work, so in a way it feels like my batteries are finally fully charged again. Restlessness is not an entirely bad thing. I'm ready and charged for something entirely new, and I'm equally excited and terrified about what is to come in the new year.