Friday, 26 June 2015
Friday Mornings. Friday Thoughts.
I had to make an emergency run to the shops yesterday to buy myself a warmer beanie and a jumper that actually keeps the wind out.
Here in Australia, we don't like the cold. Anything under 15 degrees (celsius) gets us grumpy and bitter. I've been trying to cope though. In less than four weeks I head to New Zealand for two weeks of adventure with Stephen and friends and while I couldn't be more excited I am still very aware of how I may possibly come back as a human ice-block.
It's Friday today, my day off, and I'm enjoying the sun streaming in warming my toes. Sasha, my pup, is lying next to me, adjusting her body in order to get as much sunlight as possible. He breath is deep and as she slowly falls asleep on my lap her body emits heat into mine; the perfect hot water bottle.
I watch as Pebbles, my cat, does the same routine with the sun. The blinds sway slightly to the left, and to the right and with it the sun light shifts up and down the carpet. She walks back and forth trying to find the most sun and once she is satisfied she lays herself down, licks her paws, and gently falls asleep.
It's often I do the same. Things will shift in my life and I do my very best to walk up and down until I find a place I am most comfortable in, a place with the most warmth, with the most stability. It doesn't matter if I have to take time and effort to get there, as long as I make my way I am content. Because I find sitting in the one spot and waiting for the sun to reach you is futile and exhausting. You wind up disappointed and cold. Instead, it's about picking yourself up and moving on to better things, even if that 'better thing' is just a bit of extra sunlight.