Fall for Introverts

Every year I can’t wait for Fall. With its leaves quietly falling in brilliant bursts, it’s a season for introverts. My favorite things about Fall in New York:

  • Time to cocoon. After the “less is more” mentality of dressing for summer, it’s time again to swaddle yourself in introvert-friendly cardigans, turtlenecks, scarves, and big floppy hats—to keep yourself comfy while you’re thinking deeply and solving complex problems.
  • Recharge your everything. Fall is a perfect time for curling up with a Kindle and a toasty cup of frothy something in your cubbyhole, favorite café, or nature, where you can quietly gather your thoughts, make grand plans, chat with a confidante, or noodle on your iPad.
  • Enroll and renew. School is back. Use your introverts’ passion for research to dive in, reflect, and write. Pick topics that excite you and those that will help you get where you want to go in your life and your career.

As the Victorian novelist George Eliot wrote: “Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” Take a stroll, crunch on some leaves underfoot, and let your mind take flight before the frost.

Bottom photo credit: Nosssirom

Copyright © 2010 Nancy Ancowitz

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