I’m generally not an unhappy person, but drizzly days can leave you feeling less than inspired. I flicked on the TV, and started munching a few chips, when I realized… yikes. That’s true hibernation right there.
Glancing outside, I noted it was attempting to rain. Sigh… I’ve really been craving some outdoor time since our big snow / ice storm.
I dunno. It was just a day I didn’t feel creative at all. So I gave myself a day off from that pressure.
After doing a little house cleaning, one more promising glance outdoors showcased a small glimpse of the sun! What?!?
That was enough for me. I quickly got my moody self to pack up the bike baskets with a coffee travel mug, water, camera gear, and hit the bike trail for the first time this year.
I didn’t really know what to expect with our recent ice storm. I guess I kinda expected branches covering the pathways. But the city had a good handle on that and must have known the cabin fever folks would soon be out wandering.
Who else just visualized a Walking Dead scenario?!
Well, no zombies in sight.
Everything was as neat as a pin!
While the day was dreary wearing a heavy sky, I still think these winter forest pictures are so pretty! No green in sight yet, but loving all the golds playing off the leafless trees and blackish water.
I’ve actually been feeling kinda low lately. This time of year can have a real impact on mood for sure. But also, some life hurdles have proven to be tricky.
My son has been living at home off and on, which has had a yoyo effect on where I go and what I do. As of right now, I’m on my own, and am coming to terms yet again with another spell of empty nesting.
I’m not sure what to make of the empty nest thing. I know it’s coming for good one day in the future, so these little test runs are certainly eye openers.
But these breaks really do have me optimistically dreaming of what’s ahead. I do know my life will become very different when home base isn’t as important. With a (hopefully) growing business, and more future travel plan dreaming, there’s a lot of neat stuff to look forward to.
I’m not entirely sure why I just shared that. But I guess it’s to say, some days I need to work a little harder to find those optimistic moments.
Today was just a strange day. I felt like a plane dumped me off in the middle of some jungle, and I didn’t know where I was, who to be, or what to do.
Until I got on the bike.
If it’s indoors, I clean.
That’s when creativity creeps back in, and all is well!
I guess it really is all about moving, which creates needed endorphins. It’s just that the first push is a real doozy to get through.
Cheapest good mood program around.
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