October 17, 2018
Autumn. There are few things that make me as happy as this season. This is likely because cozy things are my favorite things. Before the word hygge made it's way to mainstream America, I was living that lifestyle. I just never knew there was a word for it. Apparently my Scandinavian roots run deeper than I realized. I am never happier than when I am cuddled into a corner of my sectional with some mellow music, candles lit, a stack of books, my knitting and a cat by my side on a dreary day.
I know this weather isn't for everyone but I do think it's important to find things that make you happy in every season. As for me, I'm filled with deep contentment at this time of year. Long walks in the crunching leaves, wooded paths, crackling fires, big bowls of homemade soup with freshly baked crusty bread and wrapping up in cozy throws and sitting on the porch. These are a few of my favorite things.
I also love the time change. I count down the days until it's acceptable to be in my pajamas at 5pm. Otherwise you will find my in my fuzzy joggers and big, fluffy sweaters pretending that I'm not really wearing a slightly more acceptable version of pjs. I am thankful for whoever came up with the concept of lounge clothes. Just bless you.
I always tease that my Sweet Man loves me more in Autumn but there is really something to it. I'm not sure why the drop in temperature should usher in such feelings of happiness and comfort. I don't know why suddenly all the things that have been driving me crazy about my house, things I've been longing to change, suddenly seem quite fine just the way they are. I'd much rather curl up with a steaming mug of tea and a good book than paint a room.
Whatever the reasons, I'm as thankful for the change in my outlook as I am the change in the weather. I look forward to embracing all the best things about this next season.