Craving the Clouds

If there’s one thing I miss about living in Florida, it’s the clouds. I could lie on my back and watch the clouds move across the sky for hours and never get bored. It was always picturesque; a blue canvas dotted with generous white puffs shape-shifting by the minute.

Much of my childhood was spent outside — scaling trees, jumping into canals, swimming out to sandbars, riding bikes with bare feet. I think my brothers and I were pretty funny kids. I feel like we were always scheming with our friends and getting into some sort of mischief around the neighborhood. Growing up around wildlife was such a wonderful thing to experience, especially as a kid. There were times when I definitely took it for granted, but ultimately I gained such an understanding of the world around me.

Living in England is very different to the life I used have in Florida and I’m still getting used to it. I have determined that I get too hot too quickly, especially in the winter, so I hardly ever wear more than one or two layers to go outside. Another thing I’ve learned is that shops in England blast the heat during the winter, so scarves are hardly necessary for casual shopping days.

Anyway, today we did a bit of shopping around town since it’s the weekend and we don’t have anything better to do. There was so much traffic going through the high street as well as pedestrians, so it felt way more hectic than it should have been. We came home and made some lunch and then I took a long nap on the sofa. I’ve been having a lot of naps lately but I’m not complaining. Sometimes I just need to sleep a little more than normal, and that’s okay! All of my workouts this week have finally caught up with me, I guess.

So that’s all I’ve got for you today. I think I may sit down to do some creative writing tomorrow, unless something amazing happens in which case I’ll write about that instead! See you then.