It happens to me every year . . . I fall in love all over again with fall. I don’t know what it is, but I am a huge sucker for the months of September, October and November. There is just something about it that brings me an enormous amount of joy and makes my heart feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Maybe it’s because fall is a perfect in between of summer and winter. Right after the heat wave of summer has come to a close, and you’re just about at your wits end with sun burns, you want something that is a little less, well, hot. All the clouds that have been totally M.I.A. for the past few months finally come rolling their way in with about 50 or so shades of grey (lol) lining their big white fluffiness that just float through the sky.
Don’t get me wrong, I love summer, but living in southern California in the summer time is like living in a world where everyone has a free ticket to take off their clothes, or not wear any in the first place. After months of seeing guys strut their stuff, competing for who can be the biggest and the brownest, its nice seeing some pea coats, jeans and sweater vests. And watching the girls wear nothing but booty shorts and crop tops for what seems like forever, I can’t help but to love seeing scarves, boots, leggings and sweaters of all shapes and sizes. Maybe that’s what makes the fashions of fall so sweet, they actually cover us.
Maybe it’s the sunsets right at the beginning of fall that really can’t be beat by any other season of the year; and it’s all thanks to these awesome clouds I was talking about earlier. They somehow, mysteriously produce a vast array of orange, red, pink, blue and purple shades that make it look like a battle between giant clouds of fire and giant clouds of cotton candy. After standing in awe of these sunsets over and over and over again, I can’t quite figure out how this happens. How do the clouds turn deep shades of red and purple?! I have absolutely no idea, but all I do know is that it never gets old and it probably never will.
Maybe it’s the first rain of the season that makes you just want to grab a blanket, grab a warm cup of coffee and grab a friend and cuddle up together and talk about life or just watch a movie. For some reason, movies and coffee are just THAT much better when it’s raining. And if there are no friends available, spending quality time with a great book is almost just as good. For some weird reason, listening to Taylor Swift is just so much better in the fall. I can’t quite put my finger on the reason, though. Maybe it’s because most of her songs seem to play perfectly in the background of the gloominess of these months. They are kind of sad and depressing but SO GOOD. Kind of like fall.
Maybe it’s the change that you see when you step outside. Orange, red, brown, green and yellow adorn the trees this time of year, setting the true trademark of the fall months. When you live in a place where majority of the trees are palm trees, it makes it so much more special to come across scenery full of trees like this and it makes me want to go out and do fun fall things like apple picking and pumpkin carving. Then in a few months all these leaves will be on the ground and these trees will be bare telling us that winter is just around the corner.
Maybe it’s the line up of the most awesome holidays ever created. Halloween is always fun, but I think this one is more so for the kids than for me. Again with the girls wearing as least clothing as possible…not a fan, not a fan at all. BUT, I had great memories of this as a youngin so therefore, I still look forward to it. Thanksgiving is a classic, everyday should be thanksgiving in my opinion…family, food, and thankfulness. That’s all I have to say about that. And last but definitely not least, the birthdays of some of the coolest people ever take place in the fall months (and December)… mine, my mom’s and Jesus’, just to name a few. Can’t get much better than that. Everyone loves Christmas, and if you don’t, then you need help.
But the greatest reason of all, the faithfulness of fall. It might go away for majority of the year, but I know it will always come back, and it will always be as beautiful and promising as the year before.
So that’s about it, these are my reasons for why fall is so great and why I fall in love with it over and over again. So, happy fall y’all (number 342 why I love it, just for that saying) I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.