The air crispens, socks coze, pumpkin spice entrances, and wood stoves heat the short days. The saturation of summer has deepened and will soon evaporate with the raw blueness of winter. The time to walk the runway is here, and Earth is cloaking herself with a fresh style while weather weathers and activities transition. Earth casts a spell slowing us down to admire her colors. However, in this spell I find myself resisting the cold and along with frosted toes in flip flops, I resist work and see procrastination falling from the trees.
Raised amongst tumbleweeds and lizards in the depths of southern California, seasons were like unicorns. I heard of them and all their glory, but never really experienced their wonder. With a lack of season, there was also a lack of preparation. There was no wood to be split and stacked, no boat to retreat and winterize, no plants to blanket, no water to shut off, and no tires to be put on. Fall’s beautification of earth is for a brisk moment and then grey skies of winter scrape the canvas clear of color. This moment I speak of is not just to sit back and go apple picking, it’s a time to gather your nuts so that you may survive the winter.
So, I ask, why this sense of laziness? Well, it’s the weather of course. When you wake up seeing your breath it is much harder to roll out of your warm bed! Also, it is not bikini season so the urge to work out is not as pertinent as it was in the previous months. The cold air brings a desire for warmth, for me that warmth is baking and eating all of those delicious pumpkin treats. In some sense, earth is allowing us to get comfortable enjoy the simple pleasurable things like baking, movies, and crafting. This is such a beautiful time of year and October doesn’t fall everywhere, so those who do experience it should embrace it. It is okay to let loose and indulge, but it is important to find a balance. Fall can be a slow and depressing time for some so here are a few ways to find the balance in the transition.
1.Purchase a rain coat and some fun warm socks.
Just because it is drizzling out doesn’t mean it’s a lounge day. Yes, it is nice to lay in bed and listen to the rain, but it is also amazing to run and dance in the rain.
2. Buy a pumpkin.
Get into the spirit and carve a damn pumpkin. You’re tired from work, you are not inspired.. blah. Get yourself a friend or two, buy a pack of pumpkin ale beer, and carve. I promise it will be fun and you will have seeds to roast at the end of it.
This is seriously the best time of year for biking whether it be road, mountain, or cruising. There is nothing better than a ride after a fresh rain fall or road biking amongst colorful leaves.
Get that delish aroma in your home by baking and then hike up the spirit by eating!
5. Create your Halloween costume.
Time to get creative and collect all of those random articles of clothing you acquired from thrift stores and make something happen!
6. Do a cleanse.
I believe baking is healing, eating is healing, but during the changing of seasons it is an ideal time to take a look at your health and do a small cleanse. It will be bring you clarity and will release all the toxins of summer out of your system.