Hibernation on top of Hibernation?

I have a bit of a dilemma. Every January, I hibernate from the abundance of activities. All the clubs, meetings, church committees, travels, practices. Just for a month I allow myself to bask in the warmth and coziness and silence. A time to regroup, to revitalize for the myriad of work and activity of the new year.

So, as you have guessed, the dilemma is that is what I’ve been doing since March 13, 2020! As all of you have too. I have nothing to hibernate and to recoup from this January. What would hibernation look like now? I can’t pull away from attending meetings—DAR, PEO, Sunday School. None of those are gathering. I have enough alone time to ease my normal January blues and need to seclude myself.

My hibernation this year might be just the opposite, where I can reach out instead of inward. Suppose I spend my “at home” time sending cards, calling friends, researching, writing, planning. January this year will give me a new beginning in a positive vein. I welcome the challenge. Who knows, perhaps all of my clubs and organizations will start meeting again and give me the need to hibernate in 2022.

How does your January look different from before? Are you ready for the challenges?