Be like the bears

Lockdown is finally ending for us Melbournians. We can now have exposed faces outside, go to Kmart and get-on-the-beers like nature intended. Even though I’m excited about rediscovering these freedoms, I am a bit out of shape for this brave new world. I find myself shyly hiding my smile behind my hand like a geisha, feeling fatigued after a day of people -ness and getting used to wearing leg prisons again after months of tracksuits. I also have a bit of the old FOGO (fear of going out). Perhaps we can seek inspiration from how our Bear brethren come out of hibernation.

A long wake-up for bears

Black bears emerge from their dens in April, but stay lethargic for weeks. During this so-called walking hibernation, they sleep plenty and don’t roam very far. Slowly, the bears’ metabolism gears up to normal, active levels.

Keep the good

There were parts of lockdown I liked and will continue. The simple pleasures of walking, guilt free Netflix bingeing, doing Pilates in my PJ’s and watching Brett Sutton at the pressers. Well maybe I can’t do that last one but I’ll always have the memories. Oh no, they can’t take that away from me.

Slow wake up

I will baby bear step my way back into the world with lots of blank space in the calendar, quality time with friends rather than quantity time with crowds and a renewed sense of gratitude for many things I took for granted like getting my nails and hair-did, buying the good pens at Officeworks and working without a permit.

So let’s give ourselves some space and grace to shake off the lethargy and slowly warm up for a Summer of fun.

Love and light and be like the bears xxx Yvette

Waking From Hibernation, the Hard Work of Spring Begins

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By weavethefuturemagical

Hi guyz! I’m Yvette. I love to write about all things Minimalism, Mindfulness and Melbourne. The woo-woo makes me go woo-hoo! Much love xoxo @ me at


  1. Slowly carefully we emerge…

    Its a new world compared to what we once lived in. But there are many things to look forward to out there.

    Lets do this x

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  2. Get out there and strut your stuff Elsie!
    Let’s go grrls!!
    Loving that photo of your Brunswick St days. Let’s slowly but surely get you back there babe, yeah?
    Enjoy your free-DOM! Free-dom. Take these lies and to make them true, somehow… 😁😘
    Dave xx

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    1. You better work Grrl! Thanks 🙏 Dave. Looking to you guys up North to lead the way to the party 🎉 and hold onto that Freedom! I won’t let you down 🎤 So please don’t give me up 🎶
      Because I would really, really love to stick around 🎵 Oh, yeah! Xoxo 😘 Y


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