What does the word cozy mean to you?
To me, the word cozy conjures up visions of hot drinks, a warm blanket, and a roaring fire, among other things. As an author, I have gravitated toward writing cozy mysteries and clean, heartfelt romance. I have realized that I find those genres cozy (even if the word cozy wasn’t in the genre name cozy mystery).
The genres are light-hearted, serious but not too deep, meaningful, but also warm and inviting like a warm cup of coffee or cocoa.
Now obviously, I can’t sit on my warm and cozy couch all day reading and being cozy, but it’s less about a setting and more about a feeling. I can find “cozy” in many places.
I thought I would list my top 10 things that evoke a cozy feeling for me. It’s also a list of things that make me happy. No great coincidence that they are one and the same.
- The coffee shop with it’s fragrant smells (and of course the coffee itself)
- A walk with a friend
- Cuddling with the dogs
- Reading a book
- Having a meaningful conversation
- Window shopping
- A nap
- The colors pink, gray, and white
- A piece of dark chocolate
- Fuzzy blankets
What makes your cozy list?