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This is the start of a series I’m going to be working on, Hygge Adventures. Living in the Pacific Northwest, you have to embrace the cozy hygge lifestyle, or you very well may go insane. There are wonderful things about the cool weather, the overcast days, the dark nights. The air is always crisp, a gentle breeze sweeps over the ocean and mountains. Fog can roll in, impossibly thick, and blanket your surroundings. The rain makes all colors so rich. Darkness encroaches on your evening and begs you to start a fire. If that description doesn’t make you want to heat up a piping mug of something hot, pull on some wool socks, and curl up with your honey, I don’t know what will.
There is something incredibly romantic about the Pacific northwest and the weather here. It makes relationships more intimate. You become close with people much faster than I’ve found in other places. On the other side of the coin however, people can also see it as depressing, dark, and cold. It’s all about perspective. I’ve found that having a positive outlook makes all the difference.
It’s not uncommon, I personally have seen it numerous times, where people move to the Pacific Northwest, falling in love with its beauty, and a year later are calling it quits and moving back home, usually somewhere sunny. The complaints are usually the same, it’s to dark, too cold, too wet. While, I think the Pacific Northwest is the best place on the planet, you have to know going into. The weather isn’t always perfect and you have to embrace it for what it is. Summers are more incredible here than anywhere else I’ve lived. The days are impossibly long, warm without being hot, with a slight ocean breeze. And, the winters aren’t. You have to accept them for what they are, and find ways to enjoy your surroundings.
One way to do that is hygge.
I can now say that I look forward to the long, cool, dark months of winter. Because, they mean candlelight, crackling fires, warm wool blankets, intimate evenings, good friends, boozy drinks, soft sweaters, and all things cozy.
With that in mind, I decided to start a series, embracing those hygge moments, “Hygge Adventures” if you will. Whether that is at home, or out and about enjoying nature, or an establishment. Because, life should always be an adventure. It may include things to do, places to go, home inspiration, and cozy outfits. Anything that will inspire you to create a little hygge in your own life.