Thursday, October 17, 2013

t3 – the truth about autumn

I have a confession - and it’s not going to be a very popular one. Okay. Deep breath. Here it goes…

I actually sort of don’t really like the season of autumn all that much.

I know, I’m completely in the minority, right? All the bloggers and pinners I follow could not be more thrilled with the recent change in weather, but not me. Just hear me out, please.

Autumn means…

· that it gets dark before I get home from work.
· I can’t go on evening walks with the husband.
· I have to wear pants, like all the time.
· it’s almost winter, the most dreaded season of all.
· everyone will be obsessed with pumpkin, which doesn't even taste that good.
· tights – the most uncomfortable piece of clothing I own.
· no more grilling out.
· no more laying out by the pool.
· no more open-toed shoes, yes, that means Chacos.
· fewer outdoor workouts.
· fewer outdoor activities altogether.
· people start playing Christmas music, which shouldn’t be played until after

And for some reason pumpkin spice lattes and warm, cozy scarves don’t really balance those things out for me.

But on top of everything, I haven’t been very healthy through this transition of seasons. It seems like every weekend my body finds some new ailment to put me on the couch.

Needless to say, I can find a lot of reasons to complain right now. It’s so easy. But God’s pretty clear on what my attitude should be:

Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
~1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.
~Philippians 2:14-15

When I realize the grumbling in my heart, which happens way more than it should, I make myself take a step back and think of all the things I am thankful for. So here are three things I am thankful for in this season of my life:

#1 – Razorback Football
Nothing brings Mr. and Mrs. Fish together like a good Razorback football game (WPS!). Don’t get me wrong, I loved my Hawgs way before I loved my handsome husband, but that’s three plus hours I am guaranteed to spend with Daniel every week. That’s one good reason to thank God for autumn.

#2 – Apples
I love apples. I literally eat one a day, you know, to keep the doctor away. I slice them up in little bite-size pieces and glob a big spoonful of peanut butter on top. Sometimes I even sprinkle it with dark chocolate chips. It’s my favorite easy dinner. And during autumn, honeydew apples (my favorite) are oh so cheap.

#3 – New Girl & The Walking Dead
These two shows could not be more different, but once again they give Daniel a great excuse to take a break from studying and spend some time with me. New Girl gives us something to laugh about and The Walking Dead gives us a reason to sit real close together on the couch and tightly hold on to each other’s hands. And I have the fall television season to thank for that.

Not going to lie, it was difficult for me to come up with those three things. So, please, give me more reasons why I should be thankful for autumn.


  1. Oh my goodness, Jenny, I am so with you on not liking autumn and all the reasons why! I'd much rather have summer sunshine :)

    I do, however, love Thanksgiving. Family, friends, football, food– what could be better?!

    Either way, I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who's not so thrilled about the seasons changing.

    1. Glad to hear I'm not alone, Kristy! And Thanksgiving! That's a great reason to be thankful for fall.

  2. Thanks for this post - I'm definitely with you! I didn't have the guts to go against everyone's sudden love of fall, so you go girl :)

    1. Thank YOU! Glad to know that I'm not the only one. Hope you still enjoy your fall weekend. :)