For multiple reasons, fall is my favorite season. While I hate that winter is just around the corner, I love the crisp, cool air and the breathtaking, colorful leaves. Nature has to change in autumn so it can be reborn again in the spring. During a recent personal reflection on my life, I realized that I’m going through my own transition this season. Dare I say it – I think I’m finally breaking out of my quarter life crisis!
|last year’s Thanksgiving lunch|
In addition, my holidays will be different. This will be the first year that I don’t have any travel plans. Because of my new job, I won’t be going to Tennessee to celebrate Thanksgiving at my grandmother’s house. This year I’ve been blessed to be “adopted” by my friends for Thanksgiving. While it’s different, I’m excited to celebrate with their family and partake in their own holiday traditions! Plus, saving money on travel expenses will be extremely helpful come spring when I plan to move into the city.
|Christmas Day in TX, 2012|
Christmas will also be different. This is our first Christmas since my dad passed away, and we aren’t ready to celebrate in our Texas home like we normally do. Therefore, I will be celebrating my first Christmas in Connecticut! While I’m bummed not all the siblings can make it up here, I’m actually excited for a New England Christmas. Normally, my Christmas includes 75* weather, but this year I think I’ll hope for a White Christmas.