Fall called this week ๐Ÿ“ž and you better believe I answered!

Fall has been my favorite season for as long as I can remember, but itโ€™s harder to come by down here in (wonderfully sunny) San Diego ๐ŸŒด

I grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where seasons were clearly defined ๐Ÿ Fall was rich with crisp air and crunchy leaves! We earned our glorious Summers โ˜€๏ธ and got to enjoy the lush greenery thanks to that famous Seattle rain ๐ŸŒง๏ธ Winters were cold, and we had snow days โ„๏ธ but nothing terribly extreme (usually).

When I moved to San Diego on April 1, 2017, it wasnโ€™t a conscious thing that I was leaving all of that behind ๐Ÿ‘‹ I knew (and was thrilled about the fact that) I was moving into ongoing sunshine and warmth ๐Ÿ˜ and was eagerly anticipating not ever having to scrape ice off my windshield ever again ๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿ™Œ

Fall 2017 came and went, and I was agasp when I saw the fake Fall dรฉcor stores attempted in their front windows ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ No, no, no, no, no. San Diego. Sigh. Thatโ€™s NOT proper Fall. You poor thing ๐Ÿคช Let me show you. This is Fallโ€ฆ

๐Ÿ‚ Fall is fresh, crisp air, and temperatures in the mid- to high-50s.
๐Ÿ‚ Fall is bright sunshine against the backdrop of blue skies and orange leaves.
๐Ÿ‚ Fall is getting to wear layers, boots, and turtlenecks.
๐Ÿ‚ Fall is showing us that paces change.
๐Ÿ‚ 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 youโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

I noticed Fall creeping in this week (itโ€™s ever so subtle down here) when I crawled into bed and had to get up to add an extra blanket ๐Ÿ›๏ธ The nights are cold (well, โ€œSan Diego coldโ€ ๐Ÿ™ƒ), and the fact that itโ€™s November is telling, too ๐Ÿ˜†

Iโ€™m going to enjoy it while itโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜„

Fall called, and itโ€™s one of the seasons Iโ€™ll pick up for! Winter, headโ€™s up, you may be sent to voicemail ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ youโ€™ve been warnedโ€ฆ