After the holidays, it seems without fail I acquire a mean case of the winter blues. I have my remedies for them (yoga, knitting, sewing and warm weather escapades) but I will say it is generally harder to motivate myself to get out and enjoy Chicago. I pretty much want to stay in and make hot tea. This hibernation of course isn't always a back thing. It can be a time of reflection and getting more in touch with things. But I do find myself yearning for the spring and summer months. Which will come eventually.