Thanksgiving is a time of reflection for many, myself included. Now, it holds even more meaning for me because Thanksgiving is when I officially moved to Florida last year. The path wasn’t entirely smooth from there, but it is for all intents and purposes when I became a Floridian.
Though I don’t miss Michigan, really, it is so different from Florida and adjusting to a new locale, new house, new environment is both challenging and exciting. Taking a HUGE chance by making a GIANT change like moving to an entirely different part of the country was an equally big decision to make, but sometimes without making those big moves, it’s hard to expect life to just magically change.
Autumn in Florida has been everything I hoped for, and I am feeling happier than I have in a long time lately, grateful for the wonders around me and open to the opportunity of a new place.
Today, I present to you photos I just took on a stunning day in downtown Winter Park where a new crystal shop has opened and giant ornaments hang from the trees. It’s probably my favorite place in the Orlando area, reminiscent of one of my favorite places back in Michigan, Birmingham.
I am also sharing for the first time some photos I took on my last day in Michigan, Thanksgiving last year. Including some photos with my favorite little house plant that couldn’t make the journey. A neighbor took it and I hope it is still doing well!! Both outfits have plaid in common but for the most part not much else. Two different places, two different homes, two different sets of emotions.
All these colors and patterns are very autumn and holiday season to me. They make me feel cozy, even if it’s warm and sunny outside. I have mentioned before how I love for my outfits to be inspired by nature and with the colors of the sky, sunset, and changing leaves, these outfits are very much in that vein.
They are a reminder of how though some things can be different some do stay the same. And also, perhaps even more importantly, how much things can change over relatively short periods of time. This past year has gone by so quickly, and I am thankful for it and excited to see what is ahead of me.