While I'm a passionate Pacific Northwesterner, I have to admit: The contrast between my New Year's weekend in sunny San Francisco and gray Seattle was harsh this morning as I rode the Link light rail home from Sea-Tac Airport.
Even native Mossbacks have our moments of impatience with the dark, damp, chilly winter days. (Which is why we often leave for winter vacations to sunnier, warm climes.)
Now that I've been home for 8 hours and I'm parked at my favorite teahouse, which is warm and light and friendly, the dark skies and rain seem comforting again. ( Not that I wouldn't take blue skies, sunshine, and mild temperatures for a while longer.)
And so the new year begins.
Although in year's past I've made all sorts of health and fitness resolutions, this year I'm thinking more about precious time and using it as wisely as possible. Because really, right now, this very moment, is all and everything we have.
How about you? What are you resolving to do (or not do) in the year ahead?
Here's to a wonderful year ahead, in which every moment is fresh and new.
And more Pacific Northwest adventures!