Frosty Hope

Stefani Vader
2 min readDec 3, 2020
Photo by Austris Augusts on Unsplash

Every year, seasons change. There’s nothing that is ever going to stop that. But, suddenly something became clear to me.

As a gardener and an outdoor lover, I’ve dreaded winter and the first frost. For the past month, I’ve watched the weather like a hawk, waiting for that horrible day where I will be able to see my breath when I step outside.

Well, it finally came. I shivered as I stepped outside and slowly exhaled, watching my breath leave my body and make it’s way into the freezing weather. It crushed me because it was finally here. The killing frost.

Then two days later something happened. It had warmed up a few degrees, but I was no longer filled with dread. Instead, I was filled with hope. Now with the winter weather was here, the next season is right around the corner.

I now look forward to the next season of growth, but no longer dread what is already here.

State of mind is a powerful thing. It’s hard to change it, but like the changing of the seasons, you need to adapt to it. When your state of mind is in the dumps, you need to look for that hope.

Yes, things may look dismal right now, but it won’t always be that way. Things will change, they always do.



Stefani Vader

Lover of reading and writing. Hater of retail work. Small fish in a big pond, learning as I go.