"Half of the bounce is 90% mental" - Tigger
Like many working parents on the forum, I don't always have a lot of flexibility as far as when I go on trips. I can hike in the weather I'm given, or stay home and wait longingly for an opportunity to open up again in a month or two. I'll take the weather, thanks.
As far as enjoyment, cultivating the right attitude, as Miles said, is key.
Here are my mantras:
1. The weather is always exactly what is supposed to be. It is I that must adapt.
2. There are many things in life I can choose. The weather is not one of them
3. If I wasn't out here enjoying this, I would be______________
(Pick one: at work, at home listening to whining, mowing the lawn.....)
4. Bad weather is just one more manifestation of the power of the natural world.
5. This is going to make a really good story....
If none of those work, try smiling and pretending you are having fun. Soon the fantasy becomes reality. If that doesn't work, at least you will look like you were having fun in your pictures. Long after you forget how bad the trip really was, you'll still have the evidence to prove that you were having fun.
Knowing you can hike and be safe in all kinds of weather is actually kind of empowering. Trusting that you have assembled the right gear and have experienced all forms of weather is important.
And finally, type 2 fun is still fun. Don't let the weather dictate what you can and can not do.