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Fall Thoughts: Technically Fall

Welcome to the fall version of 50 Something Stories!  


Yes, it is technically fall in Southern, California.  Yet, the temperatures have not fall-en (not for longer than a few days), and as the rest of the country celebrates pumpkin spice lattes, flannel shackets (shirt jackets, yes, it's a thing), and chili for dinner, I am sitting in the bedroom with the air conditioner turned on to write this blog.  

Even though the temperature is 91-92 all week, it still feels like fall to me.  Or fall as I've experienced it while living in other states: 

  • I still feel like organizing my fall capsule wardrobe and including long sleeves, sweaters, and new jeans. 
  • I still feel like buying boots. 
  • I still feel like cuddling under a blanket while watching Hallmark movies about pumpkin bake-off contests. 
So, when it's technically fall but the temperatures tell a different story, what am I doing to enjoy the new season? 
  • Planning my fall capsule wardrobe and wearing fall colors while waiting for fall fabrications to kick in.  This year, I'm loving wine, red, green and navy.  
  • And yes, I've bought new jeans but haven't worn them yet.  I also have my eye on booties and tall boots.  
  • Scheduling fall-like activities on the calendar such as going to the pumpkin patch and winery in October and planning our Halloween costumes.  
  • Really enjoying the 65 degree mornings by putting the propane heaters in the yoga dome on high for at least the beginning.  
  • Embracing fall colors via flowers, berries, and gorgeous orange sunsets.  
  • Cooking comfort foods in the crockpot, which doesn't heat up the kitchen.  
Fall Line

I was talking to William the other day about how I feel like Fall is one of the opportunities during the year to make a new start.  Probably because I strongly associate it with back to school.  Since I grew up in a college town and have almost always lived or worked near a university, I think that the start of the fall quarter at UC San Diego inspires me to learn something new.  

This fall, I am working toward meeting the requirements of a nutritional coaching program.  I completed my first class and earned my "certificate of completion."  On Saturday, I spent 3-4 hours doing "homework" to show that I know how to calculate protein, carbs, fats, and macros.  And I am looking forward to moving onto the next steps when they are available! 


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