So I’ve been in the States for around 18 weeks now. Doesn’t sounds like a long time but its been long enough to call it home. As seen in my post “Adjusting to humility”Ive talked about the difference in temperature between England and Florida (as theres a big one!) but theres such a difference in lifestyle too, that I’m still adjusting to everything else as well.
Obviously the biggest thing that I miss are my friends and family. 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?”. Firstly 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 in 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. Changing color of the leaves and watching them fall. 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 cold outside, making a hot chocolate and sitting by the fire with the family. Putting rubbish of the Telly and enjoy how the atmosphere is changing going from summer into fall. However I do not miss the lack of daylight going into fall and winter. Being a nurse working long twelve hour shifts I would hardly see daylight when I was on shift.
Cosy days… relaxing in bed with thick winter socks on, a hot drink and things to read/do while it’s cold outside and you can see winter is slowly approaching. 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!
I miss 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!
Happy Tuesday everyone!