Lately, the weather pattern in Austin has been as follows: dreary, overcast (sometimes cool) mornings, followed by beautiful sunny afternoons. I can't help but hope this is a sign for the transformation that will happen in my life here.
The nice thing is, I can appreciate and enjoy the cool, hazy mornings as much as I can the vibrant, warm afternoons. Both have their unique qualities to enjoy, and both have certain drawbacks. The mornings are better for running, when there is less worry about hydration, sunburn, or heatstroke (soon enough, this will be a concern). The afternoons are great for studying poolside or catching up with friends at an outdoor happy hour. Life gives us cloudy times and sunny times -- it is up to us to make the most of them.