I love that even through all the cold, dark and wet wintry-ness, it’s still possible to have just a really nice day that will stick in your memory.
In fact, some of my favourite kinds of days are found in the depths of winter. The kind of cosy day where the feeling of warmth and lightness comes from within and not from the air around you, and where everything feels like it just happens to have fallen in the right place for a moment.
The kind of day where you take the time together in the morning to have a slow and lazy start. No rushing or hastily gobbled breakfast; just duvets and mugs of tea and laughing at each others’ weird dreams.
The kind of day where once you eventually roll out bed, you dress in your favourite comfiest clothes with thick socks and boots, and head out for some fresh sea air with the dog.
The kind of day where you’re nearly swept away into the ocean because it’s so windy and wild, but it doesn’t matter because it’s amazing to have the whole beach to yourself and you can run around and be silly without a care in the world.
The kind of day where you have time to make a healthy, delicious lunch at home and savour it while you look outside at the rain lashing against the window.
The kind of day when you’re still somewhat allowed to feel like you deserve a quick snack at 4pm because you fit in a few productive hours after lunch. When the emails are slow and infrequent, and everything feels just chill.
The kind of day where you’re hit with the endorphin rush of boxing and running and body-weight training, feeling pumped and positive as you drive home for food and relaxing with your loved one.
The kind of day where you feel calm and present, and not distracted by external stresses and technology. When it doesn’t matter that it gets dark by 6pm or that the weather’s a bit shit because time is what you make of it.
* Indicates an affiliate link, but Alex kindly bought me these amazing boots as a gift! They’re beautiful and ridiculously comfy – I can even drive in them! So I just wanted to share my thoughts on how great they are :)