So much of adulthood is about responsibility and making good impressions. Setting an example.

It’s been dreary and rainy day upon day, week upon week. When the sun shines it’s when I’ve needed to keep butt in seat, face to a screen.

By this morning I am getting really grumpy about it. If you know me, you’ll know that I am a glass half full person. Optimistic. Sunny enough to piss people off sometimes.

To maintain that level of cheer today, I’ve decided to pretend that I’m in the west of Ireland. It’s a place that I love deeply and have visited a number of times. Each time I’m there I’m tickled pink even when it is lashing down rain. Rain? No bother, just pour more tea, or a foamy black pint. Put on a rain coat and get out on the hilltops anyway.

So if you too are bogged down by the gray sky today, try pretending you’re in the Connemara hills, or the Gap of Dunloe in Kerry. Maybe an island off the coast of Cork? At the top of a lighthouse? (If you choose this one, can I come along? I have big lighthouse dreams.) I’ve been in Ireland in craptastic weather and still loved it all the same.

Happy daydreaming. I’d love to hear where you are off to in your mind’s eye today. Please share.