It comes as no surprise to regular readers when I say I’m an Autumn kind of girl. As a teenager I lived in the Middle East in a country that only had two visible seasons, Summer and Winter. We’d go from freezing cold snow to baking hot sun with very little transitional time between the two. Of course this meant there was a lot less rain, something that here in the UK we have an abundance of! As much as I enjoyed ‘real’ summers and winters I missed the UK Spring and Autumn and I think that’s why they are my favourite seasons now, with Autumn being especially close to my heart.
It’s the crisp airy mornings, the cosy jumpers, crunchy leaves and crackling fires, all those beautiful little things that make up this transitional season. One of my favourite things to do off season is go to the beach. Growing up in Cornwall I think I went to the beach more out of summer than actually in it. Walking along a quiet beach, breathing in the cold salty air and feeling the wind in your hair. It’s such a refreshing feeling and always clears my head and gives me a little boost.
I think it brings up a little nostalgia, bringing to mind happy memories of times spent on the coast. I would definitely class the beach as my happy place, especially on a blustery day which I know is a little weird. Most people see the beach as a place for sunshine and clear sky, buckets, spades and sun bathing. I’ve never been one on to lean on convention, and I wonder where my youngest girl gets her contrary nature from!
I find September a month to take stock and feel inspired for that final push of the year. A chance to have a little review, to blow away the figurative cobwebs and focus after the summer break. I’m already excited for the next few months and the new territories that I’m dipping my toes into. I’ve made the start on a brand new blog series that I’m trying to keep under wraps for now while I prepare it, but I’m desperate to share it with you!
Are you an Autumn kind of person?
What helps you focus and reframe?