Am I remembering Autumn wrong?

Am I remembering Autumn wrong? | rhianna olivia

I love Autumn and Winter. Easily my favourite seasons. I’m generally always too warm, so I just prefer colder weather because I don’t constantly feel like I’m about to overheat. Call me basic, call me a cliche, call me whatever. I don’t care. I LOVE AUTUMN AND I LOVE WINTER.

On a side note, I wish people would stop with the whole “I’m cooler than you because I don’t like things that everyone likes” thing? It’s boring. I don’t care if I like something that everyone else also likes. I still like it.

Moving on.

I’m struggling a bit with the whole Autumn ~feels~ this year. It’s my absolute favourite time of year to create content – I love having a dark toned, moody Instagram vibe. I like the fact I don’t want to spend 99% of my time in a beer garden. I love how productive I suddenly get when the weather turns cold.

BUT.

I keep forgetting one crucial part about why I loved my Autumn content last year.

I didn’t have a job.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I’d much rather have a job than be unemployed. Last year was a strain on my mental health, my bank account, my creativity and my productivity. But, being at home all day meant I could really enjoy Autumn. I had time to create great content, to take photos before it got dark, to put my all into it. This year, I have a job. And I love my job, but I can’t help but wonder if part of me is looking through rose-tinted glasses when thinking about Autumn.

Am I remembering Autumn wrong?

Without the days to myself, all I really get from Autumn is cold weather, dark mornings and rain. And is that something I’m excited for?

Well, yes. But SHOULD I be excited for it? Who knows.

My plan is to make the most of my time. Make the most of my evenings and my weekends. Get organised, and set aside lots of time for self care should there be a dark-mornings-related mental health dip. I’m going to start planning for us moving out, start buying things for our “bottom drawer”. I’m going to snuggle under blankets, light candles, read books and drink tea. I’m going to add Baileys to my hot chocolate, watch films and binge Gilmore Girls. I’m going to take these “what if Autumn is shit this year” feels and flip them on their head.

Because Autumn is amazing, I’m going to embrace the dark mornings, wear a raincoat and buy ALL the knitwear. And I don’t care how basic that makes me.


Big thanks to Rooi for sending me this gorgeous pink pom pom throw and this incredible smelling candle. You inspired this post and are getting me excited for Autumn already. Make sure you check out Rooi.com if you’re after any homewares or stationery!

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  • Jess Athorn

    I feel you! I’m working pretty much everyday at the moment so it’s really difficult to find any time to stop and be present without even thinking about blogging and doing pinterest-worthy Autumn things!

    Jess | http://acornlifefitness.com

  • I totally get it. Although I’m not a fan of fall (I just had to say it cause I’m that cool haha) I see how having less time is affecting your time enjoying fall. I also love it much more when I don’t have anything on my mind or when I’m traveling somewhere without a care in the world. It will all be OK, you have a job now and things will fall in place just perfectly. And you’ll love your fall :D

    xo Honey – blog Royal LifestyleTwitterInstagram

  • Danielle Jade

    It really doesn’t feel like Autumn here in Vietnam…Obviously. Yet you managed to make me feel like i was right back in Autumn through your writing and now i kind of miss it. I just super enjoyed this post and as always beautiful your photography is on point 👌🏼

    http://www.danielle-jade.com

  • Love this, it’s my favourite time of the year too but my god you have to be so on the ball with pictures its unreal. I’m scribbling down my photo lists so I can see what I can do when I have time and the light is good.

    However, what I love most and I hope you do too, is coming home after a long day to snuggle up inside as it gets dark out with no obligation to feel that you are wasting an evening like you do in the summer. Happy Autumn and Winter!

    K.

    http://www.wonderingthrough.co.uk

  • I love Autumn and Winter, and I’m thankful that I never seem to struggle with dark mornings/evenings mental health issues. But it can be a difficult time of year for others, I get that, and I think it’s important to put steps in place to prevent yourself from potentially feeling bad. Hope you are able to enjoy Autumn as much as you used to! x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

  • Glasses Girl

    I feel like I’m actually the opposite this year. I’ve always loved Autumn since before it was cool, just like you, but the last 2 years have been a massive mental health struggle for me over the darker months and I feel like this year is my year to go into it with a clear head (saying a massive SEE YA to hormonal contraception and fuckboys has 100% made this easier) so I’m actually enjoying it more than I thought. I think due to the limited daylight hours, surely that’s a prompt for all of us to be more time efficient and make the most of our lunch hours and weekends when it comes to creating content? xxx

  • Courtney Hardy

    Having a job can be hard to create content with because your job does not motivate and focus you so much on your blog. I struggle with the same thing. But I wish you luck on trying to enjoy fall, and create awesome content.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

  • Autumn and Winter are my favourite seasons too!

  • Pfft, that doesn’t make you basic or a cliche, but a sensible person who likes the best things in life – rich food, rich colours, rich smells, and a fulfilling, rich, cosy, and comfy season!

    xx Bry Jaimea

  • I’ve never been a massive fan of autumn, but this year I’ve been productive and already got my boots and kntiwear sorted out! :) xx

  • I’m so happy I’m not the only one who is basically warm all of the time. Cold weather just mellows my temperature so I struggle to wear good chunky knits until December hahaha but I still wear them anyway because I LOVE ‘EM. And it’s much better than basically spontaneously combusting at the first sign of sun.

    Autumn is the best and who cares if everyone keeps saying it? Just makes it more true 🍂
    Dark mornings and evenings are difficult but I actually try and tackle it by getting up earlier and making time for stuff like listening to a podcast, and a hot drink! I’m a little worried about trying to keep up with my blog when the weather gets so dark but like you say, just being organised and making the most of weekends to take photos and evenings to write posts :)

    Really good post, and I’m sure your content will be just as good as it was last year, just remember you’re human and try not to put too much pressure on!

    Paige | pagetwentyfour.co.uk

  • Sara

    I hate when people hate things just to seem cool! Autumn & Winter are the best and I dont care if that is a totally cliche because I love it. Great post and hope you manage to get the most out of your autumn and relax as well.

    http://www.onedaydreamaway.co.uk/