Fall is here.
The leaves have all turned different colours and the trees are halfway bare.
As much as I love this season, I still feel apprehensive about what's to come. Winter.
Other than it being the time of my birthday (December 6) and Christmas, I am not a fan.
But I don't want to worry about what's to come but focus on the now.
This fall has been really wet and cold in the city. So how to deal with it when your preference is open sandals over rubber chelsea boots?
Embrace and start enjoying the heavier knits, water-repellant jackets, layers and layers and waterproof heavy flats.
Next, get outside. It sounds counter-intuitive to want to be in the rain when you're not happy about it. But breathing in the fresh C02 and taking a walk in it sure does help.
When the rain lets up, I'll be outside raking the leaves to make a pile for the dog to jump into. It used to be for the kids, but they're grown up now and not as interested in the getting their hair messed up. The dog definitely doesn't care.
Scheduling get togethers with friends is paramount. And family too.
Don't wait for special occasions.
This time of year, people tend to start thinking about cocooning indoors. By taking a walk together, or meeting for a coffee in the neighbourhood, or a quick dinner out, the social interaction feels really good.
What's your method of surviving the dreary weather? Give me some tips. And if you see an amazing pair of waterproof boots, send me a picture!