Tuesday, September 1, 2015
September in Florida.
Ah, September 1st. The first month of fall for some. The sixth month of summer for Floridians.
However, that didn't stop me from buying pumpkin coffee creamer yesterday. And it sure hasn't stopped me from pinning all the fall-inspired fashion trends here. And it won't stop me from baking all the pumpkin things. Because around these parts, we like to live in denial...or delusion. Whatever works, honestly.
I've lived in Florida my entire life, and I often wonder what it would be like to live some place that has real seasons. A place where I can wear a scarf with purpose come the end of September; where I can bake pumpkin goodness with the windows open; where the leaves change and the air turns crisp and boots can be broken out before Christmas.
Maybe one day that will happen. I'm applying for a few out-of-state graduate school programs in just a few months, so it will be dependent on where I get in (and where I don't). Although I should probably pump the brakes on thoughts like that, considering our new apartment is hardly put together. Opaaaaa.
But seriously. I think it's every Floridian's dream to experience crunching leaves under our brown knee high boots, to buy a pumpkin spice latte to warm ourselves up and not just because it's the "season" to do so. Or maybe that's just me.
Then again, if you get a "fall," you probably also get snow, and I don't know how to drive in snow. Thus, I guess I'm destined to be a Floridian forever. California works, too. Pumpkin spice what?