Wow, kinda hard to believe it’s 2023 already! Doesn’t the past 12 months seem like a blur? And yet, here we are with a clean slate ahead of us and a world of possibilities. Even in astronomy, there is a sense of new beginnings. In the Northern Hemisphere, the days are starting to get longer again, and we look forward to the light’s re-emergence. It’s exhilarating!
The other thing that’s exhilarating this time of year is the weather! Regardless of which part of the country you live in, the temperatures are generally colder this time of year. We must fight the daily urge to binge eat, curl up in a warm blanket, and hibernate like a bear. The ancient Anglo-Saxons called this month “Wulfmonath” or “wolf month,” when hungry wolves would come scavenging. January’s moon is also called the Wolf Moon.
January is here,
With eyes that keenly glow—
A frost-mailed warrior striding
A shadowy steed of snow.
–Edgar Fawcett, American poet (1847–1904)
You might consider using these chilly winter days to think about where you’d love to vacation this year. Planning ahead now gives you time to find any required travel documentation like a passport, book flights and hotels, and maybe even find a deal or two!
And while it seems like a LONG way off, according to the Farmer’s Almanac, January is the best time to start planning your garden for the upcoming season! If you want to grow the best veggies this year, they provided a helpful guide: Vegetable Gardening for Beginners.
We are very excited to see what opportunities lie ahead for all of us in the new year. We’re grateful to count you as a client and look forward to helping make 2023 your best year ever!