Sun Basket meal delivery offers lots of cozy comfort options for long winter nights.
Here we are on the worst day of the year in the worst year of my life.
The shortest, darkest, grossest day of the year.
Winter solstice has long been my nemesis. For most of my life I have been a sunshine worshipping, summer loving gal. Summer is when I come alive, and winter is when I retreat within myself. Until this year, it was a pretty nice system that was working for me. As much as I hated winter, I always had enough summer vibes stored up to get me through.
It’s no secret that this year has been a rough one. Moving to Oakland and restarting my life in an unfamiliar place has been a real struggle. I’ve run the gamut of emotions from homesickness, to anger, to sadness, to loneliness, to insecurity….the list goes on and on.
The very worst part of it all has been adjusting to a new climate.
There was no summer.
I’ve been freezing cold for an entire year.
I realize this sounds ridiculous since I live in California, and I moved from another city in California, but as I sit here on the longest, darkest day of the year, all I can think about is how cold I am, and how I will never be tan again.
This is why I have devised a winter solstice survival guide. Everything you need to get through these long winter days, and emerge on the other side refreshed and ready to face a new year.
- Don your uniform: sweatpants, cozy socks, bulky sweater. Comfort is key when you’re hunkering down for the winter (ok, just one day).
- Man your post: Couch+crappy reality TV shows and/or Christmas movies all day. This is your only mission today.
- Day drinking: Champagne, bloody Mary….heck, drink whiskey if you’re feeling it. You’re allowed today. Besides, you aren’t going anywhere.
- Don’t forget to eat: Easy to prepare comfort food from Sun Basket like chilaquiles (yum), sweet potato fritters (drool) or my personal favorite, Shakshuka (omg love) keep you full without going down a scary rabbit hole of crummy fast food. Sun Basket has been my best friend this season. Their quick and healthy meal options have kept me well fed while my creativity has been in hibernation.
- Give yourself permission: This is it. I’m giving myself this one last day to curse the universe, the cold weather, and all the circumstances outside of my control. After this I’m done. The days start to get longer, the sun will shine for second longer each day, and my attitude will slowly soften along with it.
I’m finally ready to embrace my reality and make the best of my new life in my new city.
If you’re ready to start off the new year with a new attitude and are looking to try something new, why not start with Sun Basket? Super easy to prepare, organic, non-GMO recipes including breakfast options!