The Start of Fall

Northwest Pearls Well, fall is officially here. Just a few days ago I put away my some of my more summery clothes to make room for some more sweaters and warmer dresses.

Here's a few of my favorite photos from last fall.

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Northwest Pearls: OOTD Red and Brown

I love the changing colors of the leaves and wearing cozy sweaters. I'm sure I'll miss the sun and warmth of summer though.

What do you like about fall?

Fall is Coming

The weather shifted suddenly last week and it no longer feels like summer (even though it is for two more weeks.) We should have two more weeks of summer, but stores have jumped the gun and pumpkin spice things are already out. Did you know that they make pumpkin spice bagels? Well they do, and they also make Apple Pie bagels. Is nothing sacred?!

Northwest Pearls: Bagel Flavors

Can we not just enjoy summer? On July 24th of this summer I was in Michael's and they had all of their Halloween stuff out. On July 24th! And Costco has had children's costumes out for a few weeks.

Okay, I'm done with my rant. I am looking forward to cozy tea by the fire, thick sweaters, and boots. I would just love to not see pumpkin spice bagels until a little later in the month (or never.)

What do you think of everything getting put out earlier than necessary?

Be Happy With Now

Northwest Pearls: Snowy Trees

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I have a pet peeve, well, I have more than one, but one in particular is when people, usually on social media, are all "Oh, I can't wait for (insert season here!)"

And they do it every single season. They are always looking forward to autumn leaves, winter scarves, spring dresses, and summer trips.

I don't understand it. You were just looking forward to whatever season it is currently so why are you already over it?

I get it, the sun is nice, so are pumpkins pictures of your boots in the leaves (I've done that), snow is fun (haven't seen any this year, yay PNW), and you can't wait for flowers to bloom. But what if, what if you just enjoyed it until it was over? What if you were happy and content with where we are in the year and where you are in life?

You can still strive toward larger things while you're content with where you are. We should always strive to improve ourselves and to make the world a better place for others, but we can be content while doing so. We can enjoy the fact that the air is cooler and that the rain will help with water-levels in the warmer-months, we can enjoy the fact that we're in school and have a chance to learn.

Looking forward to things is agonizing. Looking forward to graduating, a new job, a move, a change in relationship, a trip; we have expectations and we think that life will be better afterwards. But in a way that can make us unhappy in-the-now. I'm as guilty of this as anyone, but I'm trying to be content with where I am in life.

What do you think of trying to be content with where you're at?