Monday, Monday… I have noticed that it is popular here on WordPress to attach a theme to a day: Thursday Doors, Meet-a-blogger Friday, Book Wednesday. It looks somehow American to me, am I wrong? I like the idea but I cannot imagine I could introduce such thing – and keep up to its schedule. I tried to create a regular post theme called “5 things” a year ago – for a collection of things that inspire me in the moment. And last time I did such a post was in April last year. My oh my… Regular categories are not for me 🙂
So I would love to attach some funny tag to Monday – but I don’t want to make more commitments. This space here is for learning to walk with inspiration and creativity, and I have enough scheduling in other parts of my life, so why schedule more? Some bloggers however prefer making a content plan and sticking to it, or picking up a commitment which helps them to stay on track. I am a true hippie in this regard, running wild and free 🙂 And what is your blogging style?
There are routines I love though. I love Mondays because after the free and scattered spirit of the weekend I can get back to my desk. I really like my Monday solitude and feel like a true writer, hehe. Getting back to work. Coffee and my notebook. My notebook and coffee. Not a computer even, no. Hand writing is the best. I cannot call it work because I write my morning pages (a practice picked from “The Artist’s Way”) – but I am serious about it like it were work. In this moment I feel myself totally at home. And even the weather doesn’t matter (are you kidding me?). If the sun is shining, I smile, if it is replaced by the weird snow storm (like right now) I am still focused on the paper.
Today I feel like playing games and making riddles. So I wanted to call it a Riddle Monday, but I knew at once that I would hate if I had to commit to such routine. The only stable thing on this blog is my complaining about the Norwegian weather, haha. And how can you keep silent about it? After we’ve seen plus temps in the forecast we decided that the spring is near. But as I am writing this, the snow started to fall down, fall up and whirl to every side. What is this? Some kind of weird winter good-bye? As my fellow Nordic blogger The Snow Melts Somewhere has written: “Everyone says the snow is pretty, but what is really pretty about it? It just covers everything in white. Not adding color, no flowers to anything”. After four months of observing the snow – I agree 🙂 The snow is pretty during the first days. It is fresh and new, making a nice contrast on the black tree branches. But after you’ve seen it for a while, it is all black-and-white movie, day after day, month after month. Do you like black-and-white movies? Because I prefer the color ones.
The other day I found myself so hungry for colors and a different view that I opened some photo albums on my pc and browsed through my old pictures. This was such a refreshing sight, and I decided to share more old photos while the new ones are still on hold because of the weather. This brings me to the Riddle Monday theme of the day. Today I want to share a collection of doors and windows – and let you guess where the pics were taken. Where is this pretty place?
Enjoy the colors and start this week doing something you love!