I don’t know how I got anything accomplished when I lived in the Northwest. It’s dark and rainy today and all I want to do is crawl back in bed, drink endless cups of coffee and tea, and read. Especially since it’s Tuesday, by far my least favorite day of the week.
One thing I remember helping when I lived in Portland was to just get outside no matter the weather and so that’s what I did this morning when I was puttering around, feeling entirely aimless.
As soon as I took my first breath of fresh air my mood changed and even the dark sky looked a little brighter.
Moral of the story, the outdoors do this body, mind, and soul lots of good. 🙂
nice, I will have some inspiration to go for my run today…
I do the same thing, get outside no matter what the weather is like. I will run and walk the dog in all kinds of weather. If you don’t do that living in this area, you will be inside for months! Sometimes it’s hard though…
Kristen @ The Balanced Bowl
That is one of the greatest things about having a dog. I walk her in weather I would NEVER otherwise convince myself to endure. And I always, always feel better.
I’ve envied that about dog owners (but not quite enough to get one 🙂 ).
You’d have loved out here this summer, it’s been beautiful. It’s nice we got a real summer this year, even today is all blue sky and sunny. Maybe a bit too windy but I can live with that 🙂
PS, I’m from Salem, OR
I was out that way in July and August and it was gorgeous both trips! I do LOVE the NW and didn’t really mind the dark and wet when I lived there.
Kristen @ Enjoy This Organic Life
I am so grateful I am farming… it keeps me outsides all day, at least 6 days a week. It is amazing how there are those sneaky moments when I am feeling disconnected & in a potentially self- destruct mode (hello mind chatter!) and I loose motivation to do anything. Simply stepping outside, taking in those deep breaths, are always an immediate cure 🙂
I love your blog, Faith! You’re a beautiful & inspiring soul!