3 tips for surviving a long winter (break)

Do you get the winter blues? Have an epic long winter break? Dreading a Covid Winter? I got you.

In the fall, my mentor, Megan McDowell with her colleague Dr. Rooney, hosted covid safe retreats on the theme of liminal space. I quickly signed up despite the fact I hate retreats (spoiler alert: I ended up loving it) and didn’t really know the definition of liminal space. The goal was to get out of the house and out of my head.

Liminal space is the time between what was and what’s next, which is kind of like what winter break is. It’s the gap between the first semester of school and the second. It’s the liminal bridge between fall and spring. In some ways, 2020 has been all liminal space. Why does this matter? Liminal space is where all transformation happens, if you let it. With the in-between in mind, I’m sharing 3 tips for surviving a long winter (break).

If there’s one thing I know as a mentor, it’s that in-between times can be confusing, uncomfortable, and even boring. These tips will help you find comfort and confidence in the unknown.