Guess what! Today is the first official day of Autumn. Are you just not so excited? Pumpkin Spice Lovers rejoice. Football fans celebrate. It’s autumn, and for many all is right with the world!
Surprised by that intro? Don’t be, I channeled my sister for that one. As many of you know I am more of a summer gal; but it is officially fall and all I can do know is welcome the season and hope for a warm one.
As I have mentioned prior, I do not actually hate autumn. I more or less hate the month that follows autumn. You know, January. Anyway, as a way to give the autumn season the proper welcome it deserves, I have decided to share five of my favorite things about this season. Why five you ask? Only five you think? Well simple, a few years ago, when I was going through a difficult time, I would make myself look for all the positives. Whenever I felt knocked down I would quickly say, okay what are five things for which you are grateful. It always worked, and I would forget about whatever else was stressing me out.
Now, for clarification, autumn does not stress me out. Although I may or may not have Seasonal Affect Disorder, I am by no meaneed depressed by the autumn season. No, my struggle with fall is the limited sun hours. I go to work in the dark and come home in the dark. That my friend is my real issue with autumn.
So, before I allow myself to think about how the next 4 months mean even less sun time, I am going to focus on the positive. I am going to share my favorite things about the upcoming season. Why? Because every season still has something to be excited over.
- Homemade Soup
For me, autumn is all about the Homemade Soup. Is there anything better than coming home on a cool, crisp autumn evening to a warm bowl of soup? Yes, I am all about that warm soup belly! In fact, I hope to share more soup recipes. In the meantime though, check out this delicious Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe.
- Boots and Booties
I am a girl, did you really expect me to skip boots and booties? Yes, I love, love, love my sandals and flippy-floppies; but I equally love, love, love my boots and booties. I actually need a new pair of boots. My gorgeous pair my mother and Bill bought in Santa Fe five years ago broke. 😭. Okay, it’s not that dramatic, but if I can find someone to fix them I will!
- Fall TV-Line Up
Yes, TV made the list. Please throw your judgemental stares my way. I love watching new TV shows, and new episodes of my favorite shoes. I actually enjoy the anticipation of having to wait a week to see what will happen. I love thinking I am going to find my next “show.” I’m not because my current show is apparently not returning until June of next year. Yet another reason to dislike winter.
This year’s TV Fall Line Up is extra special. Do you know why? Really, you should. Even if you hate the show you should know why this year is extra special. Give up? Two words Gilmore Girls, the end.
- The Holidays
I could not skip the fall holidays, I am after all a Halloween Baby. Yes, I love Halloween. I look forward to handing out candy, and seeing my nieces and nephews dressed up. I also greatly enjoyed Thanksgiving. Food, yeah need I same more? I will give these holidays more love down the road.
- Autumn Crafts
You know how expecting mother’s nest? Well, this girl nests during autumn. Okay, maybe not actually nesting. It is more of crafting. The moment that first yellow leave falls to the ground my crafting bug begins. I should want to craft all year, and usually I think about it. Something about autumn however stops me from thinking about it and instead inspires me to finish it!
So there you go, my five reasons I like fall. It was actually fun making that list. Who knew? It almost inspired me to drive to my nearest Starbucks for a pumpkin spice latte!