I read a blog post recently by My Anxious Life, called Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn. In it, the blogger was talking about how the changing of the seasons triggers her anxiety. I could completely relate. Even when we go from Winter to Spring, it causes a change in my mindset and I find that my anxiety plays up. I have no idea why it happens but I have started anticipating it each time.
To combat those feelings, the blogger starting talking about all the things that she was looking forward to in the Autumn/Winter and I thought that this was a great idea, so that’s what I’m going to in this post! Generally, I’m a glass-half-empty type gal, so I’m always thinking about what I’m leaving behind when the season changes rather than all the lovely things that I could look forward to.
But first, I am going to talk about all the reasons why I’m actually glad that the Summer is now over (even though it is my favourite season!)
There is nothing you can do to stop it. You have a nice chilled shower, you dry off, get dressed, and before you know it you’re a horrible sticky mess again. You sweat in places that you didn’t think that it was possible to; your knees, ears, I’m sure my elbows have sweated at some point this summer just gone.
Sweating just makes me feel uncomfortable. There are so many things to worry about; ‘Can you see my sweaty pits?’ ‘Am I going to leave a sweaty bum print on the seat?’ ‘Do I smell?’ It’s not fun.
As an (ahem) ‘slightly larger lady’, I am not blessed with a thigh gap (is anyone in real life??) and so my thighs touch. If I want to wear a skirt or dress in the heat you can guarantee that in a couple of hours those thick thighs are going to be redraw. So I have to wear a little pair of shorts underneath. Yes, it makes things more comfortable but its also adding another layer of clothing!
I am pathetic when it comes to any kind of bug. Even just picking a picture for this post made me shudder! I like bees, but I do not want to be near one. And do not get me started on wasps. They are mean little shits whose only purpose in life is to make everyone’s life a misery and make me look like a twat when I run away. It’s even more difficult now that I have a child. He’s still too little, I have to try and protect the both of us!
I constantly feel like I should be doing something when we have nice weather. We should go to the farm, beach, park…..I want to make the most of the nice weather but once I’m in it I can’t wait to get back inside in the shade with the fan going. And this leads me on to my next point.
In an attempt to try and keep cool I put the fan on. But this only blows slightly cool air at you. But, you know, you like it, because it’s slightly cooler than no fan. The only trouble is, it constantly blows all my hair and all those little tiny baby hairs all over my face. I am forever itching my bloody face and attempting to find that little tiny hair that is tickling it.
Trying to sleep in the heat is just torture. Some people sleep naked, and that’s fine for them. Personally, I can’t stand my skin touching. So I have to wear PJ’s. Then there’s the blanket issue. Everyone knows that you need your blanket to protect you from the monsters, but it’s so bloody hot, so what do you do? Sweat under your blanket, or risk the boogeyman coming to get you. I know what I’d rather choose……
What I’m looking forward to this Winter
Now let’s look at the positive things!
Big cuddly jumpers
I just love bundling up in an oversized cuddly jumper. And then struggling to do my coat up over the top 🤣
I’ve really missed snuggling up under one of my fluffy blankets! It’s so good any time of the day. There’s nothing better than snuggling under the blanket when you’ve got the rain and cold outside and you’re all warm and safe under your blanket.
Now that Baby J is walking I’m looking forward to taking him out on some fun walks. I’m planning on crunching through the leaves, splashing in puddles with our wellies and possibly even playing in the snow.
Winter drinks menu
I absolutely love love LOVE Pyjamas. I wish that I could wear them all day. Somehow it just feels more acceptable to wear your pj’s the second you get in the door in the winter. I keep seeing a thing on Facebook about how great it would be to have a monthly pyjama subscription. I would totally sign up to that!
I love food. And it’s totally acceptable to put on a few lbs over winter!
And obviously Christmas and New Year
Getting together with family and friends, food, presents, and maybe a drink or 6. I love Christmas. Not the stress leading up to it though!
I think that this just about covers everything that I’m looking forward to this winter! I would definitely recommend this to anyone else that suffers with the changing of the seasons. When you actually write it all down it really does help. It’s made me realise that there are things to look forward to and it’s not all doom and gloom!
Let me know in the comments what you are looking forward to this winter!