If you couldn’t tell by now, I’m incredibly excited for the upcoming change of seasons.There are, of course, all the really clichéd things about autumn that I’m beyond excited for like going to a pumpkin patch, drinking cider, and crisp weather, but more than anything I’m excited about the mental shift that I always have during fall. I just feel so much more in my element from September to November, way more than I do during the summer. I always feel as though the fall and winter are my most productive times of the year because I can really hunker down and get shit done.
Higher Productivity ~ As I’ve mentioned before, I am always so much more productive during the autumn. Part of it has to do with the fact that I have spent the better part of my life in school and my brain is so used to being on vacation mode during summer and being ready to get down to business come September. My productivity is also hugely effected by the weather; whenever it is sunny, my productivity goes completely out the window, mostly because I feel inclined to be outside and soak up some Vitamin D. However, when it’s cold and gloomy, I am far more inclined to put my head down and get to work. I also have a lot of seasonally-based content that I am planning for the fall and winter, especially focused around outfits and fashion, which I am so much more excited about than summer-based content.
A Staycation ~ I haven’t been on a proper break all summer long and I really haven’t had more than a few days here and there to really switch off. Luckily, I have a family stay-cation planned later in October, which I am so excited about, especially because it’s going to be exactly what I need before the insanity of the holiday season begins. A bunch of my family is going to Monterey, which is a place very near and dear to me, for a long weekend and I’m so excited to be around my favorite people and just relax. It’s not going to be like some luxury vacation in Europe, but I would take family time over some extravagant vacation any day. It’ll be so nice to get away from San Francisco and my day-to-day routine for just a few days.
Evenings In with Friends ~ With the days getting shorter and shorter, I feel less inclined to go out with friends after work for drinks and instead opt for more casual evenings in just drinking wine at someone’s apartment. It just so happens that a lot of my friends either just have moved or are about to move, so everyone is very much in the nesting mindset and want to spend time at home. I’ve already had so many fun nights just hanging out with friends in our own apartments, and there’s something about it that just feels so adult and grown-up. As much as I will always love a good dive bar, there’s something about hanging out with your friends at your home that always feels so much nicer and more relaxed than going out.
Halloween & Thanksgiving ~ One of the major reasons why I love autumn so much is because my favorite holidays fall during the season, namely Halloween and Thanksgiving. They’ve been my favorite holidays for as long as I can remember, and I think that’s mainly because my family has always had very solid traditions around both days. My parent’s neighborhood always is packed with Trick-or-Treaters, and one of the best things about Halloween is seeing all of the decorations on the surrounding houses and giving out candy to all the adorable little kids dressed up in their costumes! I’m also incredibly excited for Thanksgiving this year for two reasons. First off, my friends and I have planned to do our first Friendsgiving, which will hopefully the first of many! Secondly, Brad and I are going to be spending Thanksgiving with his family this year, which I am very excited for! We spent both Thanksgiving and Christmas with my family last year, and it will be so nice to get to visit more with his family over the holidays this year!