I’m ready to reclaim warmth and rejoin the living. I hibernate from December to March. The winters have gotten worse over the years in Chicago. The first chill of a frosty day enters your bones and lingers all winter. Usually over the winter months, I’m in a creative sumber. I think of all the great things I’d like to accomplish in the new year and devise a plan of attack. I also tend to do a lot of introspective work. 2014 was a year of personal growth and realization. I faced, head on, some of my greatest insecurities. I cannot say I’ve completely overcome them, but I’m well on my way.