V. "What summer?" I hear my fellow islanders cry. Has summer has forgotten us...or perhaps just not arrived yet? We are all trying to remember those warm sunny days, walking along the beach feeling the sun on our faces, or lounging on the terrace sipping cool lemonade.
But right now it feels more like October than July. Every day I wake up in anticipation of wearing a summer dress and flip flops! But no, it's still sweaters and jackets, I even had to put the heat on in the house the other night.
It's disappointing to see grey skies and this cool weather seems to be focus of everyone's conversation, oh no, now it's raining! A few degrees cooler and I think it might snow!
The weatherman forecasts highs of 26 and sunshine for this week, but not today! I bet he says the same thing tomorrow!
I try to tell myself to embrace what it is! Stop longing for what could be, or what was!
But the other day I found the above quote 'Don't let the weather define your day'...and something shifted for me.
I remember how I love walking along the beach bundled up in sweaters and scarves. I love cuddling up on the couch in blankets while reading my books.
So I'll rename this month 'Jutober' and I will not let the weather define my day.
And I'll hang up my summer sandals and put on my wellies.
Today is going to be a good day!