What’s Saving My Life Right Now

Linking up with Anne over at Modern Mrs. Darcy today (and inspired by Marisa!) to share some things that are keeping me sane through the winter doldrums.

Winter sunsets. The nights may be long, but Oklahoma has had some seriously beautiful sunsets lately. Do yourself a favor and feast your eyes on the #myoklahoma tag over on Instagram.

French Press Coffee. I’m not much of a coffee snob, but there’s something so satisfying about a french press that I’ve been wanting it all the day.

Houseplants. I’m more of a brown thumb, but surrounding myself with green calms my soul. I recently got a new Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree (after accidentally overwatering and killing my last Fiddle Leaf Fig bush), and I’ve got nothing by heart eyes for it. I’ve also been trying to revive some succulents that I somehow managed to kill, and I’ve seen new growth recently!

Visits to the library. I love my Kindle, but I have recently renewed my love affair with physical books, and that can definitely be attributed to spending more time at our local public library. I managed to read 4 books in January, and I think that’s entirely due to reading an actual book instead of an e-reader. Also, the library in my hometown smells exactly like it did 15 years ago, and the nostalgia of a simpler time in my life is oddly comforting.

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Cooking. I’ve been¬†working my way through my Grandma’s recipe box, and the good eats combined with sweet memories are the definition of soul food.

My new haircut. Last week, I decided it was time for change and I cut off several inches of hair. I should have done it sooner. I now have a cute little asymmetrical bob, and my shower time has decreased dramatically. It also takes virtually no time to style in comparison to my long locks. No regrets here.

What about you? What’s keeping you together during these short days and long, cold nights?