Someone in the NaBloPo crowd (sorry can’t remember who) mentioned their favorite month is coming up. And ever since I got stuck in a thinking loop of what my favorite month is. And it is time to sort my incoherent thoughts and figure it out once and for all by making a Top 3 bottom 3 list.
Top 3 Months of the Year
Best month. We are starting of with Advent season. Not many celebrate that but here in Germany it is a bigger thing than in other countries. We start decorating, we have our Advent Calendar (I still get one every year from my mom), we have our Advent Kranz with our four candles and we start baking cookies, start making and getting presents, listening to the Christmas music, going to a concert and singing the best songs in church. I sit down crafting, writing cards and just being merry at heart.
Followed up by Christmas – that starts on December 24th – with much family time, best foods of the year and time slowing down. Hopefully with some snow and a winter stroll around town peeking into the windows and seeing all the great Christmas decorations.
And then we close out the month with the “in-between the years” period where time comes to a halt, everything is possible, days stretch on end, pyjamas are not being taken off, movie marathons and lots of reflecting and making plans and goals and finding a new word for the upcoming years.
I would not mind making December a 60 day month to stuff it all in here. But maybe the magic is because it is a limited time the season is not available at random.
If climate agrees winter is finally in full swing. Snow and ice and some storms followed by bright sunshine and magical glistering of snow so you can hardly see. Steaming hot punch or spicy drinks while being wrapped in a blanket reading a great fairy tale book.
The year has settled, the goals are made and it is time to take those seriously. Now is the time to see if you really meant those resolutions. Will you keep your priorities and carry on?
And of course it is the month of my wedding anniversary and we usually take at least a long weekend off to go on vacation somewhere and reminiscent our honeymoon at the arctic circle.
And last but not least February is the only special month with being shorter of days. Gotta love the underdog, right?
First hot days, sunshine, everything blooms and wakes up and there is a buzz of excitement. It is strawberry, rhubarb and asparagus season. Reading outside is possible. The brave can already dip into the lakes and the nights are long.
And of course it is my and husbands birthday months so lots of celebration and happy times filled with cakes and flowers and fun people.
It is also mid year. Time to re-evaluate. Do the goals need adapting? Do we need to shift gears? Is everything according to plan? Love it.
Bottom 3 Months of the Year
Arghhhh it’s getting hot. Migraines flare up. It is getting hotter and everyone is crazy because of the heat and the summer vacation excitement.
Berlin is crowded. Nature is crowded. Everyone is loud. Everyone thinks it is ok to blast music no matter where they are and who is around. No respect, too many drunk people.
What is there to love?
It is only slightly better. It is so hot that it might almost be interesting. Migraines are still a terror. I hole up inside. At least there are cold drinks and ice cream to make it bearable. Also there is a certain idleness that slows down life. I can be ok with that.
This pick was the toughest pick but I decided it will April. Even though Easter falls into this month more often than not.
But the weather is crazy. Not warm yet, still snow, lots of rain. You never know what to wear. Everyone complains that summer is not yet here. Usually it is full of work and crazy busy. No time to relax. Just an overall blaaaa month.
I know many of you will not agree on this with me so let’s hear it: What is your favorite month? How would you convince me of summer months being better than winter months? Anyone else loving the winter season more than summer? What is the most underestimated month in your opinion? Which month can go to trash? Can we still be friends?