Fall called this week 📞 and you better believe I answered!
Fall has been my favorite season for as long as I can remember, but it’s harder to come by down here in (wonderfully sunny) San Diego 🌴
I grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where seasons were clearly defined 🍁 Fall was rich with crisp air and crunchy leaves! We earned our glorious Summers ☀️ and got to enjoy the lush greenery thanks to that famous Seattle rain 🌧️ Winters were cold, and we had snow days ❄️ but nothing terribly extreme (usually).
When I moved to San Diego on April 1, 2017, it wasn’t a conscious thing that I was leaving all of that behind 👋 I knew (and was thrilled about the fact that) I was moving into ongoing sunshine and warmth 😁 and was eagerly anticipating not ever having to scrape ice off my windshield ever again 🥶🙌
Fall 2017 came and went, and I was agasp when I saw the fake Fall décor stores attempted in their front windows 😲
🤦♀️ No, no, no, no, no. San Diego. Sigh. That’s NOT proper Fall. You poor thing 🤪 Let me show you. This is Fall…
🍂 Fall is fresh, crisp air, and temperatures in the mid- to high-50s.
🍂 Fall is bright sunshine against the backdrop of blue skies and orange leaves.
🍂 Fall is getting to wear layers, boots, and turtlenecks.
🍂 Fall is showing us that paces change.
🍂 Fall is beautifully and confidently transitioning us from the heat of summer to the cool of winter.
Now I love the fact that our Fall down here is warmer than up north. And I love year-round palm trees and sunshine. But I will admit, each year as it rolls around, I find myself craving that crisp air and the crunch of fallen leaves beneath my boots.
So, if you’re in a place where you experience the quintessential Fall (as described above), please take an extra stroll in the crisp air and crunch some leaves for me 😉
I noticed Fall creeping in this week (it’s ever so subtle down here) when I crawled into bed and had to get up to add an extra blanket 🛏️ The nights are cold (well, “San Diego cold” 🙃), and the fact that it’s November is telling, too 😆
I’m going to enjoy it while it’s here! Even if that means I only wear my Fall clothes for a few hours in the morning and change when I get home because it warmed up 😄
Fall called, and it’s one of the seasons I’ll pick up for! Winter, head’s up, you may be sent to voicemail 😬😅🤷♀️ you’ve been warned…