It’s Fall, Y’all!

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It’s Fall, Y’all!

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TODD HENSON

Image via Todd Henson Photography

TODD HENSON

TODD HENSON

Image via Todd Henson Photography

Audrey Wheeler, Staff Writer

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I feel like summer keeps lingering, meaning it has definitely overstayed it’s visit. Who else is so pumped for fall? I know quite a few people don’t like autumn for a pretty fair reason: you get sick easily. However, that is literally the only reason I understand. It’s time to get you all in the fall spirit because we could all use some fall cheer! Without further ado, here are ten awesome reasons to love autumn and why it is *clearly* the best season.

 

The Weather I think that fall weather is literal perfection. Think about it. It’s not too hot like summertime, not too cold like winter, and not too allergy-filled like spring. Fall has just the right balance of warmth with a slight chilly breeze. Fall means that, at last, you are finally able to go on the brisk fall walk you’ve been waiting for month after month. You can’t forget about the rain! I can’t seriously be the only person that is obsessed with rain. It’s just so calming! 

Clothing – I mean come on, you are FINALLY able to wear that insanely cozy sweater that has been chilling in the back of your closet for a year. You FINALLY get to ditch the shorts and reach for the sweatpants, jeans, and leggings. You get to wear your comfiest clothes without being so dang sweaty and uncomfortable. That sounds like a dream to me! 

Daylight Savings Time Ending – Yes, I know, the sun setting an hour earlier definitely doesn’t seem positive. However, try and look on the bright side: we all get an extra hour of sleep! That extra hour of sleep can make us feel more energized and alert during class, which is something all students need. 

Halloween – The preparation, the candy, the costumes…what more could you want? Everyone celebrates Halloween differently. Maybe you love everything about Halloween so much that you already have your costume ready. Maybe you’re planning on having a cozy “night in” away from the crowds, and you just want to watch Netflix with your dog. I personally would be down for both! 

 

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Thanksgiving – In a world full of negativity, it’s easy to get caught up in complaining about what you don’t have. Thanksgiving reminds us that there is so much to be thankful for and helps us remember what really matters. I like to make a list of all of the things, people, and experiences that I am thankful for, so that I can focus more on what I already have. I highly encourage you all to make a list, as well! Your “thankful list” could have even the simplest things such as having a roof over your head or having supportive friends and family. 

Pumpkin Patches – Who doesn’t love spending a couple of hours at the local pumpkin patch? There are games, hot apple cider, corn mazes, those humongous bags of kettle corn, and of course, the ENDLESS amounts of pumpkins! A pumpkin patch is the perfect way to spend your fall days with your friends and family without having to spend an arm and a leg. Some of my favorite nearby pumpkin patches include Cox Farms and Reston Farm Market (Reston’s is a little smaller than most patches, but it’s still so fun!).

Fall Movies – One of my all-time favorite autumn activities is just staying home and watching a fall-themed movie! That may mean horror, comedy, action, romance, or any other genre you love that takes place in a fall setting. “Halloweentown,” “Hocus Pocus” and “The Addams Family” are my favorites!  

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Football Games – To be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of watching football on television but when it comes to school football games, I think they are an absolute blast! I love the music, the halftime performances, the food, the themes (black out, white out, etc.), and just physically being apart of the audience and cheering until your throat hurts. It’s also a great way to show off your school spirit! 

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Changing Leaves – Fall truly illustrates how change can be a beautiful thing! You can literally never get bored of autumn leaves because every year, the colors are a little different. They’re not all simply brown, yellow, red, or orange. The vibrancy of the leaves include so many unique shades and tones that make the trees a lot more “happy” (as Bob Ross would say).

 Hot Drinks – I don’t know about you, but this is my philosophy: the colder the weather, the hotter the drink! Now that it is fall, you can finally sip on your pumpkin spice latte (PSL), hot cocoa, mocha, coffee, or any other warm drink without sweating. Although I love iced coffee, I am super excited to start drinking hot drinks again.

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