Galveston Club Paradise: The Sun and The Fog

“There are your fog people & your sun people, he said. I said I wasn’t sure which kind I was. He nodded. Fog’ll do that to you, he said.” ~ Brian Andreas

I’d like to think of myself as more of a sun person. I think that’s the way most people see me anyway. And I feel pretty “sunny” most of the time. But sometimes, like most people I think, I let the fog control me, in my head, and that shows on the outside. It ages me, it changes my expression, it affects my actions, and these are the times I tend to withdraw.
During those times, I really struggle with myself. I try to break out of my fog, which only seems to pull me down further because I worry too much about it. And then it’s a vicious cycle. We’ve all been there. I go more than some, less than others. Life isn’t “easy” for anyone and there are always bumps in the road. My head tells me this and I try to be reasonable but honestly I’d rather the fog go away forever because it just isn’t pretty. I like for things to be pretty. 
But the other day while I was walking the Seawall, I saw something amazing and realized that I had been worried all along for nothing. You see, the perfect mixture of the sun and the fog can be a beautiful thing. You just have to make sure that the sun shines brightly through the fog and know that light is always stronger than darkness but it’s OK to feel both every once in awhile. 
I definitely feel that I’m a sun person now. The fog comes and goes, but as long as I shine bright enough, it will all be beautiful in the end.
About Christy

Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.

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  1. I love the fog. It reminds me of London which is my most favorite place ever. And it’s beautiful. (As long as you’re not driving in it.) 😉

  2. I’m pretty proud of you for carrying your camera around on your walks! I think we all need a healthy dose of fog sometimes so we appreciate just how sunny we are. 🙂

  3. Is that REALLY why you love London?

  4. Then you’d be really proud to know that I carried my camera out with me to take the trash to the dumpster tonight. #truestory

  5. English accents automatically make anyone 20% cuter and that’s all I’m going to say about that.

  6. I’m a fog person, but that’s because I don’t like being hot and sunburnt.