Its officially one of my favourite times of the year, the leaves are changing colour and the evenings are getting colder. This time of year has something else that has made me to completely fall in love with it, its peaceful and quiet.
I find Summer to be loud. The sun is always so bright, and I hate waking up and already feeling warm and uncomfortable. I can already hear people talking and going about their day and I already feel like I am out of time. No matter what time it is, I always wake up feeling like I am already late for something, like something has already happened and I have missed it.
I hate the brightness of it, I feel like everything is on show and there’s no where to hide. It’s always like everyone around me is shouting and there’s no peace from it. There are always people everywhere and you don’t get a moments peace just to be. You cannot just be, you always needs to be doing something or being somewhere. No matter what time of the day, you have to be busy even if its night time, you should still be doing something.
As soon as October hits, the world just slows down and the noise just stops. When the cold sets in, the peace comes with it. I can enjoy my morning tea whilst watching the rain and just listen, without hearing land mowers and people its one of the only times I can officially just be in myself.
The different times of the day is something I adore, from being cold in the morning, warm in the afternoon, and then when the evening sets in it gets cold again and you get into your blankets and everything is just at peace.
I know this time of year brings a lot of bad for people. The colder nights and darker days make so many people feel alone but for me its always given me solitude. I can be with people I can go to bars with my friends and go shopping but I don’t have to. Equally, my friends can come to me and we can sit, drink wine and laugh and we don’t have to do anything.
Its true that this time of year its tough but I think there’s pure beauty in it, you just have to be in it sometimes.