It’s officially fall now! Everyone’s favorite season, or at least that’s what the blog world makes it seem like. I absolutely love fall. I know it basically only means winter is creeping up on us. While I’m not looking forward to snow I am looking forward to crunchy leaves, cool weather, wearing clothes I actually like, allllll the beautiful colors autumn brings and hot drinks!
The older I get the quicker times flies by. It used to feel like each season lasted for ages but now it seems they’re gone in the blink of an eye. I mean I know I complained all summer about the heat but dang, how is summer over already?! I want to make the most of my favorite season so I made a little list of goals I want to accomplish this fall.
This fall I want to…
▴ Go to a haunted house! Or at least try my hardest to convince friends we have to go… I’m not going to a haunted house alone, and I already told Jeff it can’t be just me and him. I’m such a wuss I think the only way I won’t have a heart attack is to have someone there in my group who is more frightened than me. My only two haunted house experiences were when I was much younger. The first time I just buried my head in my brother’s back the whole walk, and the second time I turned around and walked out about two minutes in. Haha. I’d like to conquer this silly little fear.
▴ Press lots of leaves. I don’t think I’ve pressed any plants all summer long and I suppose that’s fine because fall is my favorite time to press anyway!
▴ Visit the abandoned greenhouse. I’ve visited the abandoned greenhouse twice now, once in the winter without snow and again in the summer. Ever since the first time I have been waiting eagerly to see it in the fall.
▴ Accept the question “Did you do that for Halloween?” with grace. Or find a funny response… Normally I avoid having hair that coordinates with a holiday (orange near Halloween, green near Saint Patrick’s Day, red near Christmas, etc) but I really don’t want to dye my hair right now. I’m still loving the orange. I’m dreading hearing people ask that question though. I know it doesn’t sound that bad but when you hear it constantly and from people who say it with thinly veiled snark it gets old reeeeal fast.
▴ Don’t forget how awesome the beach is. I kind of avoid the beach in the summer for the most part since there are so many people there. I love the beach in the fall because it’s so peaceful. I’m not longer in the habit of going though, I need to get back into the swing of it.
▴ Take lots of photos! This season brings the prettiest colors, I want to capture them all!
▴ Pick at least one bouquet of wild flowers. I love picking wild flowers and I used to take the time to pull over and pick myself bouquets fairly but honestly can’t remember the last time I did that. This apartment needs more flowers!
▴ Visit the sunflower garden. There is a giiiiiant sunflower garden that was planted in memorial of a young girl that passed from cancer back in 2007. I’ve been seeing photos pop up of it a lot these last few days. I have to go see it in person.
▴ Keep up the biking momentum! Fall weather is my favorite to bike in. It’s not too hot and it’s not too cold. I want to keep on racking up those miles.
▴ Spring Fall Cleaning. I don’t understand spring cleaning seeing as the nice weather means you won’t actually be in the house very much. I’m all about that cool weather cleaning. My big thing I want to get all sorted out is my kitchen. Under the sink is a mess, and I know my cabinets could be neater. Also, it’s just me living here I don’t need ninety nine million mugs.
What are some of your goals for this fall? It’s not too late to make some if you haven’t already.