“Life Starts All Over Again When it Gets Crisp in the Fall.”
—F. Scott Fitzgerald
This year, I am so excited because this upcoming weekend my beautiful sister is getting married to the nicest and sweetest guy AND luck would have it, their wedding is during my favorite season! All of my other besties, AM and FM, their husbands and kids are going to join us for the wonderful celebration. Friends, family, a warm California fall day celebrating love! Who could ask for more? Right? Saturday here I come!
BEING IN THE FALL MOOD: A MESSAGE THIS SEASON
Let’s make a pact to enjoy this time of year! Fall tends to be a busy season when people go back to school, summer Fridays at the office are over, and it is time to buckle down and get back to our regular working schedules. These months are calendar-filling, with lots of gatherings, deadlines, and holidays but we should also take time for ourselves and enjoy this season.
I have already attended weddings, fundraisers, meetings, parties, bridal showers and so many other occasions. The list would just go on, but there’s so much more to do than just events!
I want people in this crazy time to just take a minute to enjoy fall and all the stunning things that come with it. Take in a beautiful photo and dream about going there. Better yet, spend time with all the changing leaves and the outdoors. I’m not talking pumpkin patches or apple pickings, I’m talking going outside to think and decompress. There’s so much that this season has to offer and we should all enjoy it. Fall only comes around once a year!
THINGS TO DO THIS FALL
1. Go for a hike. I promise nothing will help you decompress more than looking at the ever-changing leaves. Find out about events going on in your local national park here.
2. Start gardening. Fall is the best time to start planting flower bulbs for springtime blooming and vegetables in your garden or backyard. Spinach, kale, lettuce and asparagus grow during the winter months, so they’re the perfect things to plant this time of year.
3. Sit outside with a hot drink, like a nice cup of hot cocoa, and a great book. Taking a moment to just enjoy the crisp weather is one of my favorite things to do, especially watching the color-filled sunset from my yard.
4. Take a scenic drive. Some places are better seen in a car or train.
5. Support your local businesses by attending a fall festival at a local farm.
One year winding down means another year beginning. While I promise I am not going to be mean to people who love summer and spring, I have to say there is clearly a better season and it is called FALL (aka autumn).