Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Things I'm Looking Forward To This Fall

 I know that we still have 13 days before we can officially say it’s fall, but I’m ready for it to be here, especially since we’ve been getting the smallest glimpse of colder weather in the mornings here in Birmingham. September can feel like a weird month since it is so in limbo between seasons and getting back into routines. Plus, it’s hard to fully embrace the fact that Halloween decorations are in stores and pumpkin flavor is being added to just about everything when you’re still bound to start sweating as soon as you walk outside. I know it’ll take a little longer for the temperatures and leaves to drop here in Alabama, but even still, since fall is my favorite season, the anticipation is already here! It will be interesting to see how things are different this year given the pandemic, but I hope to make the most of it either way and find that looking forward to something makes me that much more excited when it actually arrives! Below are a few of the things I am most excited about this fall. 


Football

Nothing makes it feel like fall quite like spending your Saturday afternoon and/or evening watching college football. The anticipation is especially heightened this year, given that the season hasn’t really started for SEC teams. I foresee myself watching more games than usual on our projector outside since that way, we may still be able to enjoy this activity with friends without it being too risky. 

Cooler Weather

This is a no brainer and arguably the best part about fall. After plenty of weeks with temperatures in the 90s, any bit of crispness in the air gets me very excited. I know that the sun will start to set earlier, but it seems like in the fall, I spend even more time outside just to soak it in! 

Sweaters

Another perk of cooler weather? Sweaters. I feel like looking put together in the fall and winter is so much easier since all it takes is a pair of jeans and a cozy sweater, and you still look like you put in some effort into an otherwise effortless outfit. At the end of winter last year, I remember being so tired of all my sweaters since I practically lived in them, but now I’m eager to put them back on rotation. I guess it’s true that distance does make the heart grow fonder. 

Baking

I tend to get an urge to bake more this time of year, and whether that be due to the cooler temperatures bringing me indoors or just looking for an excuse to try all of the pumpkin recipes out there, I am not complaining. If you have any go-to fall recipes, I need to try definitely leave them in the comments below. Beyond just baking, I am ready for my crockpot to do all of my meal prepping for me with yummy soups and other dishes to come!

Bonfires

I am still fully convinced that our back deck (complete with a fire pit) is the reason I have friends in Birmingham. I never lit a fire just for myself to enjoy last year but am envisioning doing so this year with a warm drink and a good book (and, of course, s’ mores supplies).

 

I’d love to know what you consider to be the best part of fall! 

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