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?!


Rosie @ Journey of a Lifestyle


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  1. So true! When we moved to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, I really used to miss winters. Its a dessert so we have just one season throughout the year. Only gets quite pleasant by the end of the year.

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  3. When we moved here, south Mississippi, I really missed the cold that the north brings. Fourteen years later I still miss it. I would rather take off my coat and warm up under a fire, then throw on a swimsuit and hit the pool. That’s just me. I’m a fuzzy socked, coffee drinking, fire enjoying woman!

    1. Guess I’ll always miss it then! I’m the same! I love fall and everything that comes with it, even the rain. We will end up moving states eventually (I hope) 🍁🍁🍁

  4. Well, here in Wisconsin we certainly get all 4 seasons. By far fall is my favorite with the mesmerizing colors from all the trees. I love all of what you mentioned: cozying up by a fire, jeans and boots, and crisp air, but winters here get long and cold. Colorado and Tennessee and California have my vote for places to live. Although Wisconsin does have the beautiful vastness of the Great Lakes, caves, forests and hiking trails, those other states have mountains and milder winters. I’d be sold on that!

    1. Wow, you sound like me with the love for fall 🌨🍂🍁 … it’s so hard cause every state has its pros and cons, obviously, but it’s finding what you wouldn’t mind coping with. My fiancé is from LA and I really love it, I could see myself living there in the quieter areas anyway (not really a city girl), but LA has the earthquakes (not sure how often).

      I’d prefer to live somewhere over this side of America due to the flight time being less to England if I did ever want/need to visit or my family wanted to come out, the flight to LA is around 13 hours whereas Florida is 7 so it’s little things like that. I adore mountains, waterfalls, countryside. It’s like home but better! If only there was a job where someone could tell you what state is best for you 🙈😂. Thank you for you comment!!! Really enjoyed reading it 😁

  5. I never thought about the changing colours, I think I would miss them too. They are just starting to turn here in the West Midlands. What is the main difference between summer and autumn from here (UK) and there?

    1. Same! I didn’t think I’d miss such a little thing like the leaves changing 🙈. I’m from the West Midlands too!! 😱 Small world! You’ll have to keep me updated on how everything is back home ☺️. Florida just gets cooler and less humid but it’s still hot in the mid-high 20.C! Nothing else seems to change according to my fiancé! Oh and the clocks change of course but that’s about it.

      1. So no seasons, I don’t think I could take to that, still on a cold wet day here I could change my mind 😄

        It is a small world, I live in the black country.

  6. I lived my entire life in Florida until about a year and a half ago. I do not miss that heat at all…that and the palmetto bugs. 🙂

          1. It is still hot in summer, but not as not as FL and it doesn’t last as long. The outdoors here are amazing, there are a ton of great activities, and we have good restaurants. Many attractions here. We have 4 seasons and small amounts of snow that are gone in 24 hours (usually).

    1. I’m looking forward to my first winter here! I’m going to start researching the best states to live in which have all four seasons! 🙈 if you can recommend 👍🏼😁

        1. I’ve recently been watching one tree hill so I really want to visit north Carolina 😍😍 it looks lovely but whether it’s what I’m imagining following watching the tv show 🙈 have you been before? ☺️

          1. I don’t watch the show, so I’m not sure where it’s set at. But yes, I’ve been to North Carolina many times, throughout my life. It’s my favorite state. Mountains on the west side, beaches on the east. We vacation at least once per year on Ocracoke Island, and have spent copious time in the mountains. I recommend Asheville, Lake Lure, Hendersonville, Pisgah National Forest, the Outer Banks, New Bern. Great cities in Raleigh and Charlotte. And you’ll get all 4 seasons too.

          2. It’s pretty. That said, I’m a huge Florida fan. I’ll tell ya’ what, we can just trade places. We live in KY and definitely get all four seasons here. I’ll take warm all year, any day. 😃

          3. I’m no fan of cold, and by that I mean I despise it. So Florida is perfect for me weather-wise. You let me know about that house swap thing. You’ll have to feed the cows though. 😃

          4. Omg do you have a farm?! Please say you have pigs? I’m dying to get a pig, in fact I nearly brought one the other week if it wasn’t for Toney’s dog not being good with other animals 🙈😂… I’d love my own ranch with some animals 😍😍😍 jealous of you now!

          5. We get our fair share, and lots at times. Where y’all have hurricanes to deal with, we get tornadoes in the spring. But in general, we’re rainy in April and May, less over the summer, then again in September and October. Some snow some years, lots of snow others

          6. I don’t like the sound of tornadoes! I got freaked out when we had a warning with hurricane Irma 😫 probably over dramatic as I was saying to Toney that we’re going to die 🙈😂 sounds like England 😂

  7. Rosie nice post and agree you look so nice in jeans also.
    Small things apart, I read Florida! If the post was before the Irma, I would have been greatly concerned. Thank God!

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