… than the day job. I've had a difficult couple of days at work and it can be all too easy to let this sort of thing get me down. This time I"m trying to fight back though and rise above everything that's going on.
The weather here in the UK seems to have turned in the last 24 hours. As I left my office (far too late) this evening the wind blew my umbrella inside out and broke one of the struts. Back in St Albans walking home from the station I had no option but to brave the elements. It felt fantastic though. It was still reasonably warm, but with a fresh edge to the strong winds that were blowing at this stage. The rain was also falling at a considerable rate and being blown at all strange angles by the gusty wind. It felt much more like walking along a cliff top at the start of a storm than a daily trek along suburban street. The refreshing water on my face was strangely relaxing and invigorating at the same time. I was expecting to be cold and miserable as I started my walk and it was a pleasant surprise to be enjoying it so much.
It made me realise though just how nice the outdoors can be, even when the weather looks miserable. A reminder of the simple things in life that can bring a smile. I'm going to try to remember this and keep smiling through the rest of the week. A day job is just not worth being upset about.