I know, I know, I said “Fall”…but don’t freak out! I’ve been thinking a lot about it, and I feel as though I need to elaborate a bit more on the brief statement I made in my previous post:
“As much as I love fall, clothes, fashion, etc. I am not the person who likes to start their autumn in July. I know some of my friends are of the mind that the 4th of July signals the end of summer, but I totally disagree! I think summer ends right after Labor Day…that is when Fall officially starts for me…”
With the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in full swing, a trend has definitely been sparked: summer is dead, bring on the fall! While sometimes I wish this were true, and that we could jump ahead to fall right now, I know I need to be patient and enjoy what is happening around me at the moment.
Autumn is my absolute favorite time of year…the pumpkin picking, the hot cider, every front step decorated, the cold air, the cozy sweaters…its all too wonderful! But, it is hard to get in the mood for all that when the temperature is still 85 degrees. As much as I want fall, the temps are what really make it feel “right”. The first day in September that I start to feel that crisp air…that is my happy day! Meanwhile, there is still all of August in which to have fun!
August is the great transition month, that time when you start pulling out your sweaters and dusting off the coats in preparation, but still need that lemonade or a good swim in the lake to cool you off. Embrace and plan for fall, but don’t let it come so early for you that you can’t enjoy those last warm days of the summer season!
That being said, September is just a little over a month away, and I’ve already been making a few plans for autumn. Lots of people can live on spontaneity, but I have a hard time with that. I love being spontaneous, but I also love planning. I think planning and anticipating the adventure, day out, or trip for weeks or even months beforehand is half the fun, so I usually get started early on my plans.
In May I started bullet-journaling for the first time, and one of the things I made sure to put in there were a few pages dedicated to future adventures that I wanted to do this year. Here are a few of my fall plans/ideas, that hopefully I will be able to pack in to the short season!
– Autumn Adventures –
Apple Picking in Vermont
Adventures in the White Mountains, New Hampshire
Head of the Charles, Boston
Visit Shelburne Farms, Vermont
Stop at Farm Stands Everywhere
Hanover, New Hampshire
See the Fall Colors in Central Park, New York City
Leaf Peep, Leaf Peep, Leaf Peep
What are some of your favorite things to do in the fall?