Fall is one of my favorite seasons. I love the red, yellow and orange colors painted across my city. I love mustard yellow Banana Republic skirts and Kelly green sweaters. I love jumping into piles of leaves when I visit my mom and dad’s house. I love Halloween. I love candy corn. I love the smell of tailgating and the sound of football fans in bars screaming at their beloved teams. I love watching Charlie Brown movies and ABC Family’s “13 days of Halloween.”
I love thinking that Christmas and New Year’s are just around the corner. I love the beginning of a new school year and purchasing a new planner to go with the 30 other ones I have saved from my lifetime. I love the smokey flavor of red wine on a cool evening.
Fall is a time when leaves are changing. Skies turn darker sooner and breezes become chillier. It’s a time when your cutie offers their jacket as you walk hand in hand to dinner, in an effort to cover those goosebumps all over your cold arms. It’s a time when old man Winter tries to creep in but Fall, not having any of that, holds on to Summer’s warmth by bringing the occasional but inevitable hot and muggy September day.
So what do I want out of this Fall 2011?
I want to ride Hunter- my bike- as much as possible until it gets too cold to do so. I want to order ONE pumpkin spice latte this year, since I never have ordered it before. I want to accomplish “crow” pose in yoga and be able to go upside on my own. I want to have a picnic on the beach while the tides are super high. I want to take my camera on adventures and explore different neighborhoods. I want to master cooking a pot of Texas chili. I want to take a cooking lesson or hop on over and partake in a home beer brewing lesson—pun intended.
I know that this season, I want to breath in as much color as I can. I know I want to take in as many new sights and experiences as I can. I want to enjoy as much time as I can with the people I love.
I just know I don’t want to be colorblind and miss out on all of the beautiful and magnetic energies unfolding around me.