I am, first and foremost, a summer girl. I like my flip flops, sundresses, tan skin, cool summer drinks, being near the water, warm sunshine, long days and the casual freedom that summer offers. But fall…fall holds a special place in my heart, even if it does mean that the dreaded winter is coming. *shudder* (Spoiler alert: you will never, ever read an “I love winter” post around these parts. It’s just not my thing.)
I’ll admit, I was very reluctant to write this post, even though it’s been lingering in the back of my head the entire month of August. Don’t wish it away! I kept telling myself. Summer is fabulous, but so short. Revel in it while it is here! Mother Nature didn’t seem to agree though, what with the cooler temperatures and the leaves already starting to change(!!).
So, for as much as I resisted it, I’m giving in.
coming here! Yay!…I guess. Here are a few of the reasons why I love it:
College football. Let’s gooooo Mountaineers!
Warm apple cider. Bonus points if it has a little Captain in it.
Fall fashion. I don’t mean just the current, new looks of the season (though I do love those!), but also the timeless cozy sweaters that are perfect for snuggling in or the Ugg boots that I live in (I don’t care how how much I get made fun of for them, they are they are soooo comfy!) I love pulling my fall/winter clothes out of the attic and switching over my wardrobe at the end of every summer.
Knitting. About two years ago I taught myself how to knit, and it has become one of my favorite pastimes. It’s mostly something I do in the winter though, when it’s cool out and I’m snuggled by the fire and not nearly as busy with other things as I am in the summer.
More time with Sally. Summer can be way too hot for horseback riding, and the bugs are just awful. When the cool fall starts to set in (and the bugs start to die off or hide or do whatever they do), it makes for perfect riding weather.
A fresh start. Back-to-school time has always felt like a fresh start to me. New school supplies, new books, new clothes, new classes, new opportunities, new “year”. It has always felt like more of a fresh start than New Years. Maybe that’s just the school-loving nerd in me, but that feeling has stuck, even though I’m not in school anymore.
What do you love about fall? What is your favorite season?