The weather in NYC this fall has been weird to say the least. One day I’m ordering iced lattes the next I’m bundled up.
I’ve always been more of a summer gal, but this year I’m [shockingly] looking forward to cooler weather. Or as I like to think of it, hibernation season.
The summer slump
The past few summers have been a struggle for me. It’s SO hard to feel motivated to do work when the weather is glorious outside. And it’s also hard to not feel like you need to do ALL the summery things. I start feeling sad about summer ending come July 4th. The anticipation already makes me sad.
This summer in particular wasn’t the summer I planned for. For starters I didn’t plan to spend the summer mourning. I had a freelance gig that I was super excited, but it ended up being a miserable fit. And the summer class I took for grad school was awful. I spent much of this summer in a fog and feeling stuck.
As much as I love the warmer weather and impromptu beach trips, I SO needed September. The routine of balancing grad school and teaching yoga. Feeling motivated to hunker down and get to work.
Learning to embrace hibernation season
Yes, I was sad to say goodbye to summer in September. But part of me was looking forward to leaving the summer fog behind so I could feel productive again. Seriously, what is it about summer that makes it IMPOSSIBLE to be productive?
I’m genuinely excited for it to be hibernation season. Something I never thought I’d say. Even as I edit this post, it’s a mopey, rainy day out. And I’m freaking RELIEVED because I need to study for a midterm. If the weather was all warm I’d just want to sit in the park and read. Sorry, midterms, I’d rather not.
A friend one time mentioned to me why winter is SO important as a contrast to summer. After a season of living open hearted and saying yes to ALL the fun summer things, we need winter. It’s a chance to get back in touch with our selves. To turn inward.
And that’s exactly what I needed this year.
I’m excited to cozy up in my apartment. Sometimes being REAL antisocial is what this introvert needs! And I’m excited to crank out a butt ton of writing. Something I struggled to do this summer. I gots dreams and plans in the making but now I actually have to TAKE ACTION after being distracted by sunshine all summer long.
Cozy Athleisure for hibernation season
What hibernation season without cozy outfits? If you’re hanging around in your apartment in jeans, I’m sorry but you’re doing it wrong 😜
As you guys know I spend 99% of my time in activewear. And plan to keep it that way in all my future career endeavors. I freaking love this outfit from prAna for hibernation season. The sweater and leggings are my kind of athleisure. I’m always looking for outfits that are comfy enough to wear to yoga but also don’t make me look sloppy if I wear the outfit to school or a meeting as well.
I’ve never ordered anything from prAna before and was really impressed with both the quality and comfort of their clothes.
The Deedra tunic sweater [in dark plum] is SO cozy and shockingly NOT itchy. I love wearing sweaters like this paired with leggings to create a comfy yet polished look. And purples have always been my jam as a red[ish] head.
The caraway tight in [black bird eye] is high-waisted — just the way I like it and not too long considering I’m 5’2″. Always a struggle to find leggings that fit well!
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