Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Watch with glittering eyes...

"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hiding in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." - Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl, you were a smart man. 

I can only speak for myself, but I think around this time of year, I always seem to feel "stuck in a rut". Right now, I'm feeling extra stuck and I blame that on the weather. I've heard talk of seasonal depression, but that's never been something I could relate to. You see, I love the snow. Absolutely love it. I think it is beautiful, romantic even. I love all things that come with snow: cashmere, down blankets, hot cocoa, warm fires, Christmas, and fair isle. In fact, one of my most ideal places is being curled up in a cabin on a mountain after a long day of skiing. I really don't mind the cold either... until now. 

I am starting to feel that I can relate with seasonal depression (okay, so I'm being slightly dramatic) but this harsh cold and snowy weather has gone on for too long! I am thoroughly bored of bundling up and even more sick of the tediousness of running out to my car at 7am to turning on the heat so it will be toasty.

I long for the south, where the cold is not as severe and the sun is shining. I can't wait until I get to visit my friends in just a short week and a half... I have literally said prayers that it is warm while I am below the Mason Dixon!!

Anyways, my point is (and Roald said it best), that you have to seek the "magic" in life. I am utterly determined to be positive about everything in life... and really, why shouldn't everyone? I thought in my attempt to battle this stingily cold weather in hopes for spring, I would share some "magic" that I have found recently... 
  • I get to see my friends down south very soon
  • My birthday is coming up in 3 short weeks 
  • One of my sorority sisters moved to Pittsburgh last month!!
  • I got a gold Starbucks card... finally
  • I just created a rockin' new playlist (post to come!)
  • I have been toning up the bod' for the upcoming bathing suit weather (or at least trying to!!)
  • I finally got a Netflix account and have been getting into House of Cards
  • Summer Wind's face lift is almost ready to be revealed
  • I got new books... nothing better!
So what is your "magic" that you find in everyday things? Another way to find the magic: give it to someone else. Pay for their Starbucks, hold a door open, tell them to have a nice day, or just smile. 

Have a fabulous day! I hope you find some magic today! 


Portuguese Prepster said...

lately I've been feeling this way too! going home for Easter this weekend and seeing my friends from home and my boyfriend are definitely cheering me up!

SHF said...

The winter here has seemed endless so I definitely know how you feel! My little bits of magic lately are an extra hour of sunshine every day thanks to Daylight Savings, new books, and spending time with friends.


Ametis Bassir said...

SO excited to see the new blog look! :)


Sarah Brooke said...

Sadly not that warm in Virginia either :( Next week looks better though!

The Key Prep on Campus said...

I love that quote!


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