(I will never, ever tire of coming up with new black-related puns. Even though they are absolutely lame. I can’t help myself.)
It’s been a long, ordinary end of November week where nothing in particular has happened. And yet, every day has ended with me wishing more deeply for an extended vacation. The older I get, the more I realise just how hard I find it to survive winter – and having a smile on my face while I do it seems next to impossible, honestly. So I divide my time, almost equally, between feeling miserable because it’s cold and snowy and chastising myself because cold and snow outside are not real problems.
I should probably just pack my bags and move somewhere warm. One of these days. But in the meantime, I’m dreaming of blue skies and sunshine. There’s something about good weather that makes me apt to forget anything that goes wrong. These photos are a good example of that, actually, because they were shockingly hard to get. This all black outfit, already totally impractical in Las Vegas, seemed perfect until we got to our shoot location, which turned out to be a wind tunnel. The first few snaps show me frantically trying to hold my hair in some kind of position, but we moved on pretty quickly. And while we found a similar spot, it turned out to be a very high traffic spot. We spent close to an hour trying to wait out and generally dodge ambling tourists just to get these shots.
In the moment, it was somewhere between a little annoying and utterly ridiculous. But it was a beautiful day, so when I look back, I don’t think about how hot I was in all black. Or about how long it took us to get just four photos I liked. In the winter, by contrast, I dwell on every little detail. A single hiccup in my plans can ruin my whole day.
Admitting you have a problem is the first step. But I’m not sure there are any winter haters anonymous meetings I can attend, so for the time being, I’m just looking back at all my photos of palm trees and hoping, really hoping, that this season will be short.
Where do you stand on winter?