We’ve reached the hazy, grey part of the new year. You know, the figurative fog that hits after the holiday hype has faded away and the resolution jumpstart energy has started to wane.
The thing about fog is that it can make it hard to see things clearly. It casts a gloom over the landscape. It can make you feel lost.
To put it another way, fog softens the world’s sharp edges. It invites us to look at the world around us in a different way. It requires us to pay attention and move with intention.
Yes, fog can make the world seem less welcoming. It can trick us into thinking the world is a dark and dreary place, but it can also bring a calm stillness and a beauty of sorts. It’s a reminder to pause and pay attention.
If the fog is feeling a bit heavy this time of year, hang in there. While it may seem overwhelming at times, the other thing about fog is that it always lifts.
Be Kind. Be Brave. Stay Awkward.