So I’ve been living in the States for around 18 weeks now. Probably doesn’t sounds like a long time but its been long enough to call it home, especially as I’m now living with my love after our long distance relationship. As seen in my post Adjusting to humility, I’ve talked about the difference in weather between England and Florida (as there’s a big one!) but there is also such a difference in lifestyle too, that and I’m still adjusting to everything else here as well.
As you can probably guess the biggest thing that I miss are my friends and family having never lived more than forty five minutes away from them. However I’m finding myself missing things that I wouldn’t have considered when people asked me “what are you going to miss the most?”.
For instance I would have never thought that I’d miss wearing jeans! Being able to throw on a pair of comfortable skinny jeans & some Chelsea boots or Converse. I’m still adjusting to the heat and it’s obviously no where near the cool temperature of England, so wearing jeans isn’t really within my daily wardrobe.
Funny one for the ladies, I miss not having to constantly shave my legs! With the heat & humidity out here in Florida I’m wearing shorts, skirts and summer dresses all the time so with my legs always being out I’m constantly having to shave them. I’m sure most women who live in colder climates understand the feeling of being able to hide under there jeans and winter clothes.
As the fall begins to say hello to us, I’m beginning to miss the things I loved back in England at this time of year. Such as the changing color of the leaves and watching them fall, having crunchy leaves under your feet during winter walks. Having to ensure you wrap up warm when you leave the house as it turns colder, if it isn’t already.
Coming home from work into a warm house while it’s freezing cold outside. Making a hot chocolate and sitting by the fire with the family. Putting rubbish of the T.V and enjoying how the atmosphere is changing from summer into fall. However one thing I do not miss the lack of daylight going into fall and winter. Being a nurse therefore working long twelve hour shifts I would hardly see daylight when I was on shift.
Cosy days at home relaxing in bed with thick winter socks on, a hot drink and things to read or do while it’s cold outside. Although I have relaxing days in bed here in Florida, it’s not the same while it’s blue skies and thirty degrees Celsius outside!
Again my winter wardrobe, missing wearing boots at this time of year! I’m sure most women from a cooler climate have a boot collection and I sure did love mine. If we ever move to a state that has all four seasons I’m sure my Fiancé Toney is not going to enjoy watching my boot collection grow!
What are your favorite things about fall and winter?!