February is the probably the single toughest month on me emotionally. The bitter cold and darkness settles in to your being in a very real and hopeless way. The reprieve is the month goes quick. For my part, I’ve been hitting the ClassPass pretty hard and I indulged in some epic me time during what can only be described as a life-affirming getaway to Miraval in Tucson, Arizona. I can’t wait to share more about my experience. Soon, my friends! Somewhere in between releasing ALL the endorphins and gazing at mountain ranges, I traded in my regular updates here for some solo journaling. Lindsay gave me this journal for Christmas and it’s been invigorating to write inside these pages just for me. Giving myself the space to think without judgment or edit has been energizing. I’m hoping a side benefit is improvement to my penmanship. I think we filter our emotions and look for solutions in the short term before we’ve even truly figured out what we’re feeling and what we need. It is freeing and through-provoking to just put what’s in your head onto a blank sheet of paper. I’m definitely in the figuring-ish-out phase and am enjoying chronicling the ride.
I’m routine by nature, so I’ve been nestling in a warm and cozy corner of my kitchen most evenings to journal and let my skin breathe. Before I bust out the Sharpie pen, I’ve been using the MUN No. 11 Anarose Rejuvenating Rose Toner. It’s a beautiful ritual that I adore—and a pampering preface to MUN’s dreamy serum. At a time when winter is stripping all moisture, a hydrating water with essential oils and antioxidants really helps to balance skin and avoid some of those dry patches that like to annoyingly creep. Plus, the rose, jasmine and daisy blend immediately calms me down and gets me ready to pour my heart onto the page.
Please remind me of this ritual when I start opting for rooftop cocktails. I mean, to every season there is a turn, right?