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.
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.
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!