Its amazing how the universe will conspire to change your mood if you allow it.
I wake up before 5am every day. Its the only way I can do everything I need to do, and still have time for the things I want to do. As the days shorten, this gets harder and harder. Its dark, its wet, its cold, and the rest of the sane world is still soundly asleep in bed. Finding light at this hour is seemingly impossible.
But here I am. I know that if I get this extra 30 minutes today, and another 20 tomorrow, over time I will accomplish all I want to do. Today I'll write. Tomorrow I'll research. The next day I'll brainstorm and plan. Soon enough, I'll start to see the fruits of my labor trickle in.
Still, this could take a very long time. And even though I know this is the way, it doesn't make it easy.
I needed a reason today to keep going. On my way to work from the gym, the sun was rising, and this little beauty was out. After driving by her for months, I decided to stop to take a photo and she trotted over to say hello.
What a rare and unexpected moment that I had a million reasons to miss. I'm glad I stopped to catch it.