As I’m writing this, there is a heavy rainfall outside my office window. It’s been constant downpour lately here in Seattle. We did have one beautiful sunny day recently and it was everything – blue skies, warm weather, a sunny day that turned into a gorgeous sunset. Then it went back to rain, always goes back to rain.
I’ve never felt this sensation of my overall mood being affected by weather before. But this year the rain and the cold has been so constant, more constant than I can remember of all my years living here. I couldn’t tell you why the weather has been so wet and dreary, but I can definitely tell you that I’m in need of some warm cool nights and sunshine. Mostly just sunshine.
In many ways weather is like waiting for life to happen. In every aspect of my life, I take control, I take charge, I don’t make excuses, I am a do-er. I’ve always been. But waiting for the weather to get better is like waiting for paint to dry – it’s something you can’t rush, something you don’t control, something that will *eventually happen. And while there isn’t anything I’m necessarily waiting for, I generally feel this uneasy heaviness lately. So until I figure out what it is, I’ll just continue waiting.. waiting for the seasons, waiting for the spring, waiting for the flowers to bloom.
Today was probably one of the most beautiful days that we’ve had in awhile, here in Seattle. I absolutely took advantage of it and spent most of my time in my backyard, designing & photography new goods. It’s definitely one of my favorite past-times (maybe because I don’t get to do it often? ha), designing outside with my dogs running around.
The funny thing about me designing is that I have literally not designed anything new in awhile now.. maybe close to 3-4 months. I’ve launched new items, but those were things I’d designed long ago but just recently released. I actually forgot about designing.. which might sound weird, but I did. My daily workload consists mainly of fulfilling orders of pre-existing designs and/or tweaking freelance projects I’d already finalized. I haven’t designed from scratch in quite a bit of time. But today I did. And it was liberating.
Isn’t it funny how you can forget what you love, even while you’re supposedly doing what you love? And I’m also *very* into watercolors lately – can you tell?
Aside from that, I just returned from a MUCH NEEDED all girls trip to San Francisco. It was amazing, and the weather was amazing, and my girlfriends are amazing. The only thing the trip lacked was a pool, haha. I’m pretty sure I was a fish in my last lifetime, even though I can’t swim…
Anyway, I love daylight savings because it’s 7pm and still so gorgeous outside. Enjoy your day, lovelies! <3