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Sunday, 1 March 2015

Dear March...


Dear March,

You have no idea how pleased I am to see you. A hazy metaphorical grey fog hung over my head for the last two weeks of February refusing to budge and honestly, sometimes it was difficult to summon the desire to simply get out of bed in the morning. It has been many years since I felt that way, but the mist is beginning to lift and I think the promise of spring has a lot to do with that. When asked what my favourite season is I immediately say winter because wrapping up in layers of knitted jumpers and scarves is my favourite, but really I think it's spring. What could be better than watching life awake from its slumber? It carries its own special kind of magic.

It's been a while since I sat down to write, but this feels nice. I've missed this. I've missed you. Apart from watching a few YouTube videos here & there I've had some time away from the internet and social media and it's incredible how refreshing it has been. I was asked once whether because I'm an introvert and need time to recharge after being with others, if I also needed time away from social media. I said no, but now I'm wondering if the answer is really yes.

There's a really great Ted Talk by Lemn Sissay, a wonderful poet, where he talks about how much he believes that each one of us is a time machine; we take everywhere we have ever been with us and we're in constant states of migration. I feel like I'm on the cusp of a big life shift and I think perhaps March is going to be the beginning of that change. I've started to paint and photograph again. I've been practicing knitting even though I'm really not very good, and I'd like to get a loom to try and make one of those incredible looking woven wall hangings.

It's been a long winter and now it's time to write, to create, to believe, to imagine, to try, to flourish, to fly.

May march bring you so much happiness.

With Love, 
Jennie
xoxo


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44 comments:

  1. It's so lovely to see a post for you, and I do hope you are ok! I hope March is a better month for you lovely xx

    Sam | Samantha Betteridge

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  2. I spent a week at the beach with my friends and while I had my phone with me, I found myself leaving it in my room and just completely forgetting about it during the day. Everyone I would want to contact was there, and everything else didn't really seem to matter. It was definitely a refreshing experience and something I want to do more often.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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    1. Those are the best times, surrounded by loved ones! <3

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  3. Jennie this is so beautifully and thoughtfully written. Sometimes a bit of time away does really help me to relax and refocus too. I just had a couple of days where I sat back and didn't do much of anything and you know what? It felt really good! x
    www.lovedbylaura.com

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    1. Those days are very much needed every now and again for sure xo

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  4. Social media breaks are extremely refreshing! I can't wait to have my next one, I should probably pencil it in. I hope you have a fun filled March! :)

    Tara x

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    1. Thank you Tara, I hope you do too! xo

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  5. Lovely post Jennie, I'm glad to see you back :) I hope March brings you lots of happiness x

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  6. What a beautiful post, Jennie. I felt EXACTLY how you've been feeling all throughout January and the second February started, it felt like a massive weight had been lifted, so I know exactly how you feel! Definitely make the spring something positive to look forward to - I don't know what the weather's like with you, but here in London it's super sunny and windy, which already makes me feel happier. I hope your March is wonderful, too. Stay positive :) Wendy xx
    Scottish Wendy | Wendy's World

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    1. It's been super sunny here too, I'm looking forward to a bit of warmth so I can open all the windows! I hope your March is wonderful too lovely lady! xo

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  7. I've also seen the Ted Talk by Sissay and I was really surprised by it. I didn't know him before, but I really liked his talk and his way of describing these states of migration!
    I'm not an introvert, but I also need some "off-line" and "me-time", otherwise everything just turns into a big puddle of mush and my brain goes on strike ;) I am really looking forward to your creative projects, I hope you will share them with us!

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    1. It's nice to have some off-line time, it can be so easy to get caught up in social media but a little break always sorts things out! xo

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  8. Good to see you back, and here's to March!

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  9. I'm so glad you're feeling refreshed! I hope we can look forward to some lovely sunny days soon :) xxx

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    1. Me too, sunshine filled days are unbeatable after a long winter! x

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  10. Beautifull post Jennie :) xx

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  11. Loved reading this post - my January felt like how you've described your last couple of weeks in February but it really is lovely seeing the mornings and evenings get lighter and the world get greener.
    Hoping that you continue to feel creative in the weeks to come :) xx
    www.LaurasHaven.com

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    1. Thank you lovely! I hope you have a wonderful March <3

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  12. That's an amazing post, full of joy and good feelings. Spring is a great season... and I think it's the time of the year when we also wake up in a spiritual and sentimental way. We regain energies... to start over. Have a great month!
    Carinda.

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    1. Thank you, I hope you have a wonderful month too! xo

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  13. Such a lovely post. It is so nice to take a step back from the internet sometimes, I find it can be very overwhelming and it does take over my life a little too much.
    I can't wait for Spring, it always feels like a fresh start. xx

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    1. You're right, it really does <3

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  14. So glad to hear you are feeling energised and refreshed Jennie, I agree it is so important to take time out from these things. I hope you have a wonderful March. xx

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    1. Thank you lovely! I hope you have a wonderful March too <3

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  15. I'm so pleased you're back, I've missed your posts. I'm so glad you're feeling more positive and excited for Spring. Happy creating xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

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  16. So beautiful as ever, Jennie. Happy March, lovely xx

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    1. Thank you so much! Happy March <3

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  17. I love these monthly posts! They are so good! Keep writing them! xo Divya
    Hey Divs

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  18. This is so beautifully well written, Jennie! I hope March is a better month for you :)
    And I've never thought about what you said about introverts needing time away from internet & social media to recharge batteries but it does make sense, since it does involve interacting with other people. Happy March! x

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    1. Thank you! I hope you have a wonderful month too <3

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  19. I hope March is good to you Jennie. I can relate to the grey fog over your head for the past few weeks. I've felt the exact same way - like I've been living life on auto-pilot without any passion in anything that I'm doing. I'm finally starting to see the bluer sky. Hopefully March will be good us both.

    Chrissy x
    www.chrissylilly.com

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    1. I hope so too. Waking up with the sun shining will hopefully help <3

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  20. I love spring for the same reason - plus it's so nice to have the warm weather. I was wondering where you were, it's unusual for you to be gone from blogging for half a month. I'm happy you're back!

    becky ♡ star violet

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    1. N'aww thank you so much for noticing! <3

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  21. Makes me so truly happy that you've been painting, photographing and (best of all) writing. Do hope you are okay lovely lady, and that March brings a beautiful Spring in bloom for you <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  22. This was a lovely read! I've missed your posts, but you're absolutely right - sometimes taking a break can be the best thing to do. I hope you have an amazing month :) xx

    Toasty

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    1. Thank you, I hope you do too! xo

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