Here's what I do in the winter. I try not to think about fires or firefighting. If any wildland firefighters say they miss it in the winter, they aren't busy enough in the summer or haven't been doing it that long.
No longer tied to a base with a 5 minute getaway time, I can exercise where and when I want. I run without carrying a phone. I reacquaint myself with my gym. I go snowshoeing in a local forest.
No more shapeless, unattractive fire clothes! I wear dresses and skirts and boots. I spend time with people who don't work for me.
|I may or may not have bought some new boots.|
I bake stuff! These are chocolate peanut butter cupcakes. Yum!
I actually have time to get my hair cut.
Fire season will be back in 6 months, but there's no hurry. Right now it's time for the forest (and us) to take a rest.