Rain is splashing against the windows and drumming on the roof as I sit here at my desk, cozily writing. Rainy days are my favorite type of weather, especially when I’m inside my warm dry house. Sunny days are obviously great too, but those elicit the opposite feeling: I have to get out of the house and delve into nature when the sun peeks out.
The sound of rain is calming and inspiring. Simulated rain sounds on phone apps or websites just don’t cut it; I need the real deal to really get in the mood.
When I was little I remember grabbing my pink umbrella with its ruffly lace trim and rushing out to the front yard. I laid my raincoat on a patch of wet grass, sat down on it, and huddled under the dry safety of the umbrella. Watching the nature around me take a long spring drink, and listening to the rain drops plopping just above my head felt like meditation.
Here’s some rainy day inspiration in case you share the same fondness:
Click on the images for original sources. I found them all on Pinterest, my go-to for visual inspiration.
Introductory posts are at best boring and at worst awkward, so I’ll keep this short to minimize any discomfort.
Really it all comes down to one thing: I need to write. If I stop, if I decide I don’t have enough time to sit down and write, or am suffering from a creative block, my mind is restless like consistently-worked muscles that are left to deteriorate. It’s dramatic, I know, but it’s the truth! It doesn’t even matter if anyone reads the words I’ve written because they have to come out anyway, if that makes sense (it’s ok if it doesn’t!).
So. The point of this blog, at the moment, is to be a tiny corner of the internet I can call my own. I might post book reviews. I’ll probably post quotes, articles, or videos that inspire me. I want to showcase some shorter pieces I’ve written. Also document my experiences with Nanowrimo and my process of shaping the resulting 50,000 words into something recognizable. If I’m being honest there will likely be mentions of my adorable 11-month-old baby and my not-so-adorable addiction to Starbucks iced triple grande vanilla lattes.
Okay that’s probably all you need to know to get the gist of this blog. Now let’s get crackin’.
*A joke from The Mighty Boosh aka my favorite show of all time.