August, Winter, and Books | Personal

It's a cloudy and cool August Sunday morning. To some that may sound like paradise after weeks of scorching heat, but to me it signifies something a little different. When I think of August, memories of going back to school flood my mind, which reminds me that Autumn is coming and I have to say, Autumn is not my favorite season. Not my favorite season at all. In my mind, Autumn is pretty much synonymous with the beginning of Winter, and I don't like Winter. I wish the seasons could just continually cycle through Spring and Summer. I could handle that…sunshine and green all year round, that would be my paradise. I know, I know, I have a problem, but for whatever reason Winter brings out a depressed side of me. I tend to become unmotivated and unproductive, which is frustrating for me because I am one of those people that always has to be working on something. I hate feeling unproductive.

So this Winter we're already planning to mix things up, to try to beat the cold, dark doldrums of Winter. I've got a list of books that I'm in the process of rounding up and I plan to read through all of them throughout the Autumn and Winter months, lounging on the couch with a nice hot cup of cocoa in my hand. (maybe even with a dvd of a fireplace crackling on the TV in the background) Also, we're thinking about planning a little getaway in February or March to a place a little bit warmer than Ohio to remind us that the Winter won't last forever. So as much as I dislike the darkness of Winter, there are a few things that I will be looking forward to this time around.

If you have any suggestions of things that you like to  do to keep yourself from getting the winter blues we'd love to read them! (Even if it is a little early to be thinking about that...I like to be proactive haha) And I'll leave you all with a picture of the first two books that I have procured from my list...have a great beginning to the week!

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