Remember when I announced that it was Spring?
Yeah, that was a false alarm. Here in London we seem to have gone backwards into dreary, rainy, cold winter! And I’m not happy about it.
OK, it’s cliche, but I really struggle with the weather in London. Gray, drizzly, moderate temperature year round. Rarely really hot, rarely really cold, just on the chilly side of moderate. And gray.
I know what you’re going to say #1: “But you’re from Boston!!”
Yes, I’m from New England where it was cold – but cold and sunny! Blue skies and bright sun reflecting off freezing-cold glistening snow! Skiing! And then proper hot summers. And gorgeous crisp autumn leaves. (New Englanders, forgive me if my memory is getting rosier with the passing years of living overseas…)
I know what you’re going to say #2: “But the weather isn’t always bad in London!!”
OK true, when it’s warm and summery in England, it’s gorgeous. Really, really nice. I love English summer picnics with jugs of Pimms, strawberries and cream… But that only happens a few weeks out of the year, and then the gray resumes…
So I get a bit sluggish, tired and cold, and start questioning why I’m living here again, and then I remember:
Even when you’ve chosen your path in life, there are things you can’t control, and things you won’t like. C’est la vie.
The true art of good living is enjoying life as it is, not as you wish it could be.
How do you enjoy life, even when it’s not perfect? Let us know your personal tips and reminders for appreciating every day in the comments.