I know it is not technically fall until September 23rd but the fact that we are officially in September brings me such joy- I say this every year don’t I? What can I say I much prefer fall and winter than summer and spring (alright, spring isn’t so bad) I simply don’t have the same love affair with summer that everyone else seems to. My husband included, he’s appalled that I find summer the lesser of the seasons. It’s not like I don’t appreciate long summer days at the beach and cut off shorts but I much prefer cozy nights, cool temperatures, sweaters, fireplaces, hearty soups, crisp air, grey clouds and rain. I just feel more alive in the fall and winter. I also tend to have more energy in the fall and winter- I feel more creative. Oh the holidays! I’m a sucker for the holidays….halloween, November 9th (a new holiday around these parts as it will be our 1st wedding anniversary!), thanksgiving, christmas & new years. Love…love…love.
I’m looking at this upcoming change in seasons as a fresh start- a rebirth of sorts. It’s only September 2nd and I already feel lighter….there’s a new-found pep in my step.
This fall I will be…
cooking: the perfect roast chicken, butternut squash soup and spicy chili
baking: apple pie and pumpkin bread
eating: hearty pasta dishes
drinking: pumpkin spiced lattes, pinot noirs, mulled wine & chai teas
playing: card games with Brian while cuddled up on the couch
watching: “Walking Dead”, “Scandal”, “The Americans”, Grey’s Anatomy”, “American Horror Story” & “Modern Family” / new fall movies “This Is Where I Leave You” (loved the book!), “Gone Girl” (loved the book!) “The Judge”, “St Vincent” & “Horrible Bosses 2”,
wearing: scarves, boots, sweaters, skinny jeans & leather jackets
making: a new vision board
writing: travel essays, a book proposal & gratitude letters to my loved ones
daydreaming about: our road trip from LA to Seattle
celebrating: our first wedding anniversary
loving: my husband
lighting: candles and fireplaces
going: to a cozy cabin in the woods (I’d settle for this in the winter too)
painting: my toes and the town red
reading: I need your help! I’d love a few new books to read this fall while cuddled up in bed…recommendations please!
what are you looking forward to doing this fall? I’d love to hear!