Happy Tuesday everyone, and happy September! I always joke that once September hits, I am a different person. The truth is I love the months of September through December. I feel like an overall happier, productive, and energized person who is in her element. I thought it would be both a beneficial and appropriate to discuss in today’s post all that there is to love about fall, especially now that September has finally hit.
Fall is the season that really makes me cherish and value where I live. Really if you live in the United States, in particular the Northeast, fall is hard not to love. The changing colors of the leaves, the crisp cool air, I could go on all day about it. Whether you live in a climate that is most of the year warm, or more of weather that is similar to me, there are easy ways to appreciate where you live and the season that is coming upon us.
My Fall List;
- Scents. This category I left pretty open because scent can be in regards to so many different things. Whether it be your all time favorite fall candle (mine has to be Anthropologie’s Pumpkin Clove candle), or that delicious Pumpkin Spice coffee that you make yourself or buy at your favorite coffee shop (Dunken Doughnuts pumpkin swirl & Starbucks PSL are my two favorite), the smell of fall is definitely beginning to be in the air. Personally I always feel so productive during this time of year and I do partially credit that to surrounding myself with things I enjoy, in this case a delicious coffee and candle.
- Books. Surprise, surprise, SheBeShe couldn’t go a post without mentioning a book. From everything I have read from other bloggers and my own personal experience, reading certain books that either take place during this time of year, or just make sense (date wise) makes reading so much more fulfilling. Since I am in University this is definitely one I have a harder time sticking too (with all the other novels I am constantly reading), but is still fun to have on my nightstand nonetheless. Some noteworthy ones that you might want to pick up if you have the time are as follows:
- Wuthering Heights By: Emily Bronte
- Frankenstein By: Mary Shelley
- Dracula By: Bram Stoker
- The Road Not Taken By: Robert Frost (for some reason this always reminds me of fall time- possibly because of the cover of my edition)
- Outwitting History By: Aaron Lansky (this is one of those more historical books that might be interesting to read, especially in September with all the Jewish holidays coming up!)
- Leisure. This one definitely depends more on where you live geographically. Luckily in my case, I love to do things that really scream “fall”. From apple and pumpkin picking, walking around Central Park when the leaves change color, to watching football on Sunday’s. All three of these things bring me so much euphoria during the fall months and all are obtainable to you as well (obviously if you do not live in NYC, or in close proximity it would be difficult to get to Central Park but that does not restrain you from parks near where you live). Baking, photography, and painting are some other recreationally hobbies you might want to hop into and try as well this season.
These were just three of the countless ideas you could do during this season. Really try and embrace the season you are in, not only during the fall. Everyone has their favorite season, and if it is summer, try and think of the upcoming months and how you can enjoy them as much as you have the last past months. One thing I enjoy doing at the beginning of any season is make a list of everything I want to do. Depending on the month, they’ll be plenty of activities to fill your list. Whether this fall means sweatpants and football or hot coffee and walks around new cities and places, make it count, and enjoy every minute of it. I hope your September has not started off half as hot as mine but I am positive cool weather is on the way! Happy Tuesday everyone.
Quote of the Day;
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” -L. M. Montgomery
(I could not possibly pick which quote I liked more)
“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” -Henry David Thoreau