Why My Favorite Seasons Changed

When I was younger I used to love the winter and fall season. When it started to get colder and darker, my mood just got better and better. Here in Norway, when it is at its darkest during the winter, we only get sunlight for a few hours a day, and I used to absolutely love it!

Today though, that answer suddenly came to me while I was walking my dog. It was around 9 pm and it was still light out.

The birds were singing and I was thinking about how everything outside of my apartment comes to life when spring finally comes.

That’s when it hit me.

That time of my life when I loved the darker and quieter seasons, those were the periods of my life where I felt most scared of new people. I was at my shyest, I was bullied, and I had no urge to get new friends. I was very happy with having an excuse to stay inside more, curled up with a book or having my best friends over.

Don’t get me wrong, I still love to curl up under a blanket with a good book, lighting candles, or just having close friends over during the darker seasons.

When I got to my mid-twenties, I started to really come out of my shell. I found real self-love and real self-confidence. And with that came a new found joy for getting to know new people.
Right around that time, there was a shift in a lot of my preferences, to be honest, and that’s when I started to crave the lighter and warmer seasons more.

I started to miss being in a city where I could walk out the door and be met with the sounds and feelings of being surrounded by life and light.

I do appreciate the colder seasons, the changes, and the wonders that Mother Earth shows us through them, but my heart now belongs to spring and summer.

That shy and insecure girl shows an appearance still, every now and then, but not that often.

Nowadays I’m a woman who walks out of my door, and the sound of the birds makes me smile, and the sensation of the sun on my skin makes me all warm inside. And whenever I get to be close to the water as well, I just feel a calmness that’s hard to explain.

We all change, and maybe my preferences for the seasons will change several times throughout my life. But at least now I know one of the reasons for this particular change in my past.

When it comes to the changes in my future; Time will tell❤️

I was thinking about fall…

Fall is a special time for book lovers like myself and for the last couple of days I’ve been walking to and from work, thinking about why I love this season as much as I do. So I ended up making a list.

The Colours


There’s something so incredibly beautiful about the world around us changing into red, yellow and brown tones. I love all the seasons, but fall is definitely the one the prettiest of them all.

Even though the temperature drops, the new beauty in my surroundings puts the warmth back in me.

Warm Clothes


On Sunday I packed away summer dresses and made room for knitted sweaters and warm skirts. The fact that I can get warm and comfy when I’m LEAVING the house is pure perfection in my mind!

And I’m very lucky to have a mom that loves to knit and knits beautiful clothes (like my Marius-sweater in the picture) so I get to have a personal and lovely piece of my family close to me whenever I want 🙂

Hot Beverages


I drink coffee (and other hot beverages) all year round, but my hot beverage intake increases when the temperature drops for sure!

On the go or at home in my pyjamas. Any time is a perfect time for a hot cup of something!

Sunsets and Darkness


Winter depression? Never had it! I love the dark time of the year. It’s the time to explore in the dark, read good books, write good books and be creative in general.

Every year, the darkness brings an extra dose of creativity my way and I think that’s one of the main things that makes fall the perfect time of year for me, only topped by Christmas, because…. Christmas!!


Just a few of the things that make me happy about fall! There’s so many more, and I would love to hear yours!

Have a wonderful and creative fall!!