Every since I was a child, I’ve always loved the Fall. When I was younger, there was nothing better than hearing the leaves crunch beneath my feet as I walked to and from the school bus. (This was before school became a very unpleasant place for me.) I always liked when the teacher would change the Calender from August to September and replace the beach balls with leaves. I couldn’t wait until it became cool enough for me to need a light jacket in order to play outside. And, although my Christian Mother didn’t allow for the celebration of Halloween, there was always a lot of candy in our house around October 31. That’s what Fall was for me as a child: Leaves, cool weather and Candy.
Nowadays, I still love it for those reasons. Although, now that I’m 20, I can have candy whenever I want. No one ever told me being an adult would be this much fun. (Insert Sarcasm Sign, courtesy of Leonard Hofstadter.) I must say, however, that I also have new reasons to appreciate the Fall. It may be that I over think things, but since my social life is almost non-existent what else am I supposed to do?
5.It Isn’t Summer:
Enough Said: To the 100 Degree weather and Monstrous Mosquitoes that plagued Alabama this year, Good Riddance!
I’m not the most confident girl in the world. I’ve never been completely comfortable with my body. I’m 100% sure this has shaped my appreciation for Fall clothing. I love wearing layers and anything else that allows me to cover up unflattering parts of my body. It’s a real pain, being a twenty year old in the summer- time and seeing all the cute clothes that I would never step out in public with.
The good thing is that, I’ve finally decided to change things. This is the year, where I get healthy in both mind an body. I’m tired of treating life as a spectator sport. It’s time for me to become an active participant.
Can I just say, Thank God for Fall Television? This is the time of year when all the show’s I’ve become emotionally invested in make their return from the summer hiatus. I must admit, I watch A LOT of TV. I spend many hours each week glued in front of my television. As of late, The Big Bang Theory, makes up the bulk of what I watch( hence, the Leonard Hofstadter reference). It was love at first sight: Four “Geeks” ( although I hate that word) and their beautiful neighbor. Who knew this would become my favorite show of all time? I can admit, I have a problem. I’ve joined a fan forum that I check everyday and I read fan fiction in between new episodes. I follow the cast members on twitter, and I scan media sites for spoilers. (This is a plea for help, by the way!) I’ve developed an obsession with the main character (Sheldon Cooper) and his relationship with Amy Farrah Fowler that borders on the psychological. The season 8 premiere is Monday, and I’m ecstatic!
I also cannot wait until the new ABC drama, How To Get Away With Murder, premieres. The plot looks really interesting. I think Shonda Rhimes will have another hit on her hand with this show. Don’t shoot me, but I never really could get into Scandal and if I have to watch Grey’s Anatomy again, I will stick a needle in my arm. I know.. I know. What’s wrong with me?
I am saddened, however, that Revolution isn’t in the lineup this year. It was canceled last spring after only two seasons. The ratings weren’t great but they weren’t horrible either. I won’t pretend to be an expert in ratings and all that mumbo jumbo but I Googled it and saw that it averaged about 7 millions views a week. To be fair, by comparison, The Big Bang Theory averaged about 20 million. I know that the purpose of these shows is to make money, but these networks could at least pretend to care about the viewers. *Sigh*
I absolutely love Thanksgiving. I love the fact that there’s a holiday dedicated to being .thankful of all of our blessings. I have to remind myself everyday to be thankful for the little things. I’ve learned firsthand, how things can be taken away from you when they’re taken for granted. I also like how it brings people together. I definitely do not have a traditional family. We were never ones to sit around the table and eat dinner together. However, it’s something about holidays that always make us act like a family( or at least stop arguing).
- The Parade: I watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Every Year. I’ve always wanted to be in NY on Thanksgiving and see the parade in person. Hopefully, I’ll make it there next year.
- The Food: Honestly, I don’t care for most “Thanksgiving type food.” I really only eat Turkey and Mashed Potatoes. I don’t enjoy dressing and Cranberry jelly cannot even touch my plate or I’ll freak out. I do, however, enjoy watching all the food being prepared by my mom. you know cause nobody wants me in the kitchen :( .
1. What it Symbolizes
In the fall, all of the trees and beautiful Gardens planted in the spring begin to wilt. The beautiful flowers and leaves that attract people to them fall to the ground and all that’s left is their bare branches and stalks. It looks as if it’s over for them. It looks as though it’s the end. In literature, Fall is often viewed as the end of a person’s prime and the advancement into old age
It’s not, though; It’s only the beginning. For in a few months, new life with spring forth from the roots. I look at fall as a time to shed all of the heart ache, pain, negativity, and dead weight that’s been riding my shoulders all year. I can let it all go in the Fall, following Nature’s example, and prepare myself for the next stage of my life.