Anyone that knows me knows that I freaking hate summer. I hate it. I hate it I hate it I hate it with a roaring passion. The heat; nope. The bugs; nope. The hay fever; nope. All of it is just a big fat nope for me. My favourite time of the year is Autumn, especially that first day when summer is coming to an end and you step outside and the air feels fresher and crisper for the first time in months and you can feel Autumn on its way. Ugh, that feeling is just beautiful and brings with it all sorts of nice feelings for Autumn and a new season with new goals and new things to focus on.
I don’t really do an awful lot of tag posts anymore – I tend to find the questions too hard, especially book related ones and not being able to find the perfect book fit for each question stresses me the hell out. So I’m pretty picky when I’m tagged in these sort of posts but, I was tagged in The Autumn Reading Tag by the lovely Laura Noakes and this looked like a super cute and fun tag to do so I wanted to give it a try. I love Autumn too and I am the happiest person in the world now that summer is finally over and we can go back to you know, not spontaneously combusting every time we step out the front door. So here I am, embracing Autumn and all that jazz… (credit to Amy Jane Smith who created the tag)
Earlier this year (on 1st May if we’re being picky) you may have read my post of 15 reasons why I hate summer. I endured more or less every one of these reasons for the following 4 months after that post was published and suffered through multiple days of over 30 degree heat here in the London tropics. It was, to put it lightly, soul destroying. I don’t think anyone truly understands how much I really do hate summer and although that post was a bit tongue-in-cheek and exaggerated for humour purposes, summer really doesn’t bode well for me because it sends my anxiety sky-rocketing. I love autumn and winter and here’s why (and don’t worry, there’s not a pumpkin spiced latte in sight)