I'm in another one of those moods where I just want to shut off all connection to the outside world and pretend twitter, flickr, gmail don't exist. What had become such a huge part of my life is now just dragging me down.
I want to surround myself with things that make me happy, things that make me think, things that make life better, and right now that means avoiding certain places and people.
So I'm going to hibernate, here at the end of winter, and wait out the last few weeks of cold in a bit of radio silence. I've got a tote bag full of bright cotton yarns, the latest glossy pages of Vogue, Details, and Vanity Fair issues to pore over, new podcasts on sync, and my comfortable soundtrack of Bon Iver and Ingrid Michaelson to get me through the days.
I'm embarking on a month of change.
I'm not spending money on non-necessities (aside from the Liberty for Target fund and Alice & Wonderland tickets).
I'm going to write, on paper, every day and catalogue the positive.
I'm going to pare down my contact lists and blog subscriptions to those that actually mean something to me.
I'm going to carry my camera with me, even if the photos never see the internet (my computer doesn't like to open or edit picture files anymore).
I'm going to spend time with real, physical people. Even if it's just seeing Alice with Sonia and eating breakfast with Caitlin one morning.
I'm going to plan my garden and dream about a midwestern summer.
And maybe by the time spring actually does roll around, I'll be able to enjoy it.