How are you after that long weekend, guys? Personally, I feel in need of a vacation. It was good to have some time off to do other things and be in different surroundings, but maybe like some of you, I overdid it. Now I’m back to the life I’ve chosen, having just finished celebrating Halloween and Undás with its dark inspirations.

After a busy weekend, I ask myself what’s the color I feel like now? What’s the palette that best expresses cruising, that feeling of just floating on your back on calm waters, while you look up at the sky, at about 5 pm when the sun has lost much of its fire? You feel the delicious heat of the sea embracing you as the light breeze gently touches your face. However, I don’t want my Monday palette to have the intensities of tangerine and mauves like the colors of sunset on a beach.

I want a color palette that speaks of uber-cool ease for this particular Monday when a week is just starting after a long weekend, when my inbox is full, and the to-do list is too long. I want crisp whites, no-nonsense blues and punchy red to fake that vigor. I don’t want to look like the limp cabbage that I feel I am. I’m just hoping that if I wing it long enough, I will kind of ease into a productive flow.

Palette for Worn-Out Trippers

My father used to say “work hard, play hard”. I’ve followed that mantra for decades but I’m finding that it gets harder as the years add up. But I’ve got another motto that I live by and that’s “never say die”.

Not. Even. If. You’re. Dead. (That’s my contribution.)

It works! I’ve used it for years. I’m still here. Still alive. Still functioning. Still tripping.

The Color Palette for Worn-Out Weekend Trippers

That’s the palette of my life today. To be more accurate, that’s how I’d like it to be. It’s a case of “fake it till I make it”, guys. It’s cool, crisp and exciting enough to jumpstart myself for this whole week!

If you were to color your feelings today, how would it look like? Click this link if you need some color inspirations. Better yet, subscribe to this blog (see right column, fill in your email address and hit the subscribe button).


Annie is the Managing Editor of Let it B | MyBoysen Blog. An unrepentant workaholic, she runs this blog and her own company Talking Lions ( She thrives on collaborating with people who are good at what they do, and working together with them to create something special. Annie learned interior styling while managing her own wholesale business in the Netherlands, importing high-end, handmade home furnishings to stock four outlets and a showroom in the country.

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