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Coldest Days of the Year
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Coldest Days of the year
Our house is crumbling, the heat is broken for a month while we wait for a broken part of our furnace to be replaced, and Boston gets kind of cold around this time of year.
Taking night shifts with my partner so I can work full time, continue advocacy work, and home-school and care for the kids, I’m awake for about 3 hours of daylight lately. I’m also relying on the security from these stories to handle my seasonal anxiety and depression, endure the terrifying weather, and work to maintain hope. In acknowledging that winter is long, hard, bitter, and a time slow down, we can be a bit kinder and more patient with ourselves when we’re feeling less moxie and more… gooooaoaaaaaarhhhhhhuggghh.
When is it?
- Typically in Boston, that’s roughly January 21st-25th. Although with climate change and our last couple years of climate chaos good gosh – who even knows?! Like, July?
- The Laba Festival falls in January or December.