I like snow-days. It makes the world seem a bit magical; peaceful and quiet. This is one perk of the winter, a season I am usually not too fond of except on days like these. It calms my mind, makes me go back to the little things I enjoy. And I needed that. Because let's be honest, most of the time is the life of us, adults, anything but magical, peaceful and quiet. Graduating from university put things in a different perspective for me; the world looks different, less magical you could say. And there are a lot of things I don't like about that world. Some things are in our control but a lot of things are not and I sometimes feel like I am caught in this storm. Yet, I still try to see the magic. This comes easy when I am traveling but not so easy when I am restless searching my 'adult'-way at home. It feels like described in this song: every time I think I made it, they just keep moving the line.
So I am grateful for snow days. They give me the opportunity to stay inside and reflex on what kind of world I do want and how I can be the best possible version of myself, on how to see the magic again. On days like these the accentuation is on the small things like bunch with my dad, listening to amazing songs, discovering beautiful blogs, taking the time to cook great meals, re-energizing and relaxing at the same time with Tara Stiles her amazing yoga workouts, dreaming about NYC, smile with the words 'confetti in between your toes.'
It reminds me mostly that sometimes happiness comes easy and sometimes it doesn't. And on days that it doesn't, it is important to me to take a deep breath and go back to what's inside instead of the world outside and take little steps. Snow days are perfect for this. Finding happiness, peace and your way in the world is just as much a journey as any other is.