I have a confession to make. It’s a secret I haven’t shared with anyone. Ever.
Sometimes I actually wish for rainy days or cold, blustery, cloudy, sleety days. I do. I want a miserable weather day.
In fact, I sort of enjoy them. I am the opposite of “rainy days and Mondays always get me down.” (Yes, I also actually like Mondays—most times.)
“What’s wrong with you?,” you might ask. Why on earth would I want it to be cold and rainy out?
Because then I don’t feel so badly about not going out.
Don’t get me wrong, cold and wet is my least favorite kind of weather to be out in. (And I maintain the right to complain about ceaseless rainy days or days that rain on my specific parade.) BUT, it’s my favorite kind of weather to be inside in.
As an introvert, I relish days at home, away from people and crowds. Rain gives me the perfect excuse to stay inside.
Sometimes there is nothing I love more than staying in and luxuriating in a good book with candles a glow, my favorite classical music in the background, a warm fire in the fireplace, and a soothing cup of tea.
But, when sunny days appear, I feel like I have to go out. I have to do something outside to make the most of the nice days. You never know what tomorrow will bring or when we will get another perfect day.
Besides, everyone else is doing it, so I have to. Dang my weather FOMO.
Who wants to stay in and tackle those long-standing home projects on your never-ending to-do list when you could go outside, take a bike ride, walk in a garden, frolic in the fields, enjoy the beach, or sit in a lovely outdoor café sipping wine.
Not me. So instead of tackling those home tasks (ugh, that guest bedroom!), I’m out doing all the things I shouldn’t be doing.
Give me some rain and a cloudy day and then I don’t feel so badly staying in and reading or cleaning up my guest room or organizing files.
So bring on those rainy days coz I’ve got a whole lot of stuff to get done—inside. And while you’re at it, throw in some rainy Mondays. I can take it!