The rain has returned. I don't think it's going to stop this week. It hasn't bothered me though. In fact, this has been one of the best weeks I have had in a very long time. Several things have me feeling this way. I decided at the beginning of this month to set a few new goals for myself. I have realized that lately I have slipped away from many of the things that I enjoy and I want to get back to them. Little by little each day I have been making progress. Although the changes I am making are very subtle I am happy with myself for making them. It might be baby steps, but it's progress, and it makes me feel good. It's like that feeling of returning home after a long trip away. The familiarity is comfortable and it reminds me that being me is the best thing I can do. Doing the things that I do best and being happy with it is a good feeling. I think I'm finally figuring out what those things are, and it feels good to find that spot to settle into. No more reaching for things that I have determined I really don't want after all, but I will continue dreaming and doing whatever it takes to make them come true. I believe in dreaming, and I believe in hoping. Just like my little man making wishes on dandelions, I will continue and I hope he does the same.
So during this long week of constant rain, I will enjoy it. I will take my time and notice the beautiful things that the rain brings because noticing things is comfortable to me. It's one of those things that reminds me who I am and helps me appreciate everything around me. It's one of those things that I'm working on doing more of because I want to be better at it. I want to notice more of the beauty around me and capture it because that's the box that I fit best in, and I love that. From now on I'll be working a lot harder on staying true to me.