I just mentioned the other day that I’m more than ready for the fall season to begin. I know not everyone is on board with this, and most people I know wish summer would last forever. I’ve really just never been a summer girl, though!
Everyone is entitled to love their favorite season, so I thought I would share why I’m ready for fall to begin.
Pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice lattes – need I say more? Let the pumpkin begin!
I assure you that the day the PSL (pumpkin spice latte, hello!) comes back to Starbucks, I will be their first customer. And then I will have to use all my will power to not go to Starbucks every day to get my fix 😉
2. Fall Clothes
Being from Colorado where summer lasted for like 2 days, most of my wardrobe is… sweaters, boots, coats, jackets, scarves, and other things that you cannot wear in 80 degree weather. I actually feel pretty gypped most of summer because my summer wardrobe is pathetic.
That being said, fall is my favorite because I can wear all my favorite clothes again! The other day, I wore this outfit because I wanted to wear a favorite sweater so badly.
Can’t wait to wear outfits like this every day 🙂
Oh, and it also means that Mr. Beans can finally wear some of his cute sweaters again. And then I can buy him this for Halloween. Trust me, he needs it.
3. Normal Things Become Enjoyable Again
Normal things as in…
- snuggling up with a blanket
- drinking warm coffee & other hot drinks
- wearing comfortable clothes (not a shorts person, sorry)
- running outside
- sitting in front of the fire
- lighting candles
Clearly, I love warm activities. Obviously, running outside will soon turn into it being too cold to go outside, but at least my running trails will look like this for a little while.
4. Life Slows Down (Maybe)
This past summer has been one of the most chaotic summers of my life. I attribute some of the chaos to the fact that summer has been the first few months of adjusting to doing Mary Kay and all that entails. But mostly, there has just been a lot going on in my social life.
Everyone wants to get out and make the most of great weather. We went on a few vacations ourself. But fall feels like a breath of fresh air coming my way with people settling back into routines & less vacationing/socializing opportunities happening.
Maybe that sounds kind of negative, but I’m really just ready to have a more predictable, balanced lifestyle. Whether or not fall actually promises that, I like to think it does.
5. I Didn’t Grow Up With Fall
Someone else from Colorado please testify for me that there is about half a day of fall in Colorado before it’s immediately winter way too soon. At least where I lived, the first snow was always really early. There are also no leafy trees there, so as soon as it gets a little cold, all the pine needles fall off, and there is no change in color (unless you live in Aspen). Totally lame.
Really, it looks like this.
The mountains are great, but it doesn’t look like fall!
My dad’s birthday is in early September, and we would always joke that it would snow by his birthday, but most of the time it actually did. Halloween was the most unbearable and unenjoyable holiday ever, as cute costumes became masked by coats or were planned around how to wear a snowsuit & a costume at the same time. I also don’t remember a lot of fall-themed happenings going on like hay rides or picking out pumpkins anywhere because fall just doesn’t really exist there.
So, now that I live in one of the most beautiful areas of the country for fall, I am a little bit enamored by it all because it’s kind of new to me.
Questions for You:
- What’s your number one favorite fall thing? Pumpkin? Leaves changing? Breaking out the sweaters?
- Does life tend to slow down for you in fall or not?