How to do cozy.
California's share of winter is a conversation come January, and the motto of the season, "stay cozy", becomes ubiquitous in dialogue.
Cozy is a steaming cup of tea with the morning light,
and a few lit candles with a favorite author,
and draping yourself in warm knits,
and the natural heat from the cat who snuggles.
The ease of familiarity makes cozy the unquestionable state of mind during a draggy, bitter season, but breaking out of the comfort zone is the key to accomplishing 2017.
|A couple of things have since happened after the exorbitant, blurry NYE scene at Soho House: an ailment has struck down my energy making this first week the most unproductive start to 2017. Lots of travel plans for first quarter have been cancelled and priorities suddenly need an overhaul. A bit vague, I apologize - but moral of the story is that as ambitious as we are when the clock resets at midnight, things can go just as awry and unplanned, forcing the shift from comfort zone to facing the blazing neon sign that spells figure-it-out.||When things go so amiss, and I'm tweeting if Mercury is retrograde, and I'm feeling a bit of loss of control, my comfort is my grace and self-trust in growing through challenges. When you're outside your comfort zone, either keep your chin up and have a glass of wine handy or ...well there's nothing else to it, because growth is the sure thing you can achieve when nothing else is in your favor. As haughty as this sounds, 2016 seemed a bit easy; thus, my guts tell me 2017 is going to bring it.
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