As the summer months begin to wind down and the air begins to cool, you might find yourself either looking forward to or dreading fall. While summer has its perks, there are many reasons to accept the upcoming season change.
1. All pumpkin everything.
I'm not even a fan of pumpkins, but I still love fall for the flavors and smells. Nothing says "white girl" like pumpkin spice lattes. Plus, pumpkin picking and carving is always a fun annual activity.
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2. On a similar note, apples.
Fall is prime apple season, and if you like apples, then you should definitely love fall. From apple cider to apple pie on Thanksgiving, the whole season is delicious. (I restrained myself from making a pun about Red Delicious apples).
3. Oversized sweaters.
Probably the easiest way to look comfy and cute since I don't know when. An oversized sweater is probably my favorite thing to wear because you look like you're dressed up but it's almost like wearing a blanket the whole time. Count me in.
4. Tree changes.
I know that seasonal changes are more common further North, but it is still one of the best parts about fall. Growing up in New Jersey meant that every October was colorful and beautiful and luckily, I get to continue to experience that in Indiana. Notre Dame is stunning in the fall and being on a pretty campus is always a plus.
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Halloween is the best holiday ever because it just gives you an excuse to eat a lot of candy and dress up to a party. I've always loved Halloween because of the costumes but if going out isn't your thing, then Halloween is a great time to binge watch scary movies. It's a win-win holiday for everybody.
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6. No more sweaty seats.
In classrooms, in cars, in restaurants, even in your own home, the summer heat always creates a sweaty seat unless you're blasting the AC. Fall is great because you don't break out into a sweat every time you step outside and you can actually get into your car right away without feeling like you're suffocating.
7. New school year.
Call me nerdy, but the beginning of the school year is always the best part, no matter where you go. It's a chance to meet new teachers, new friends, and discover new things. Fall is the only time where school is exciting and new. Enjoy that feeling because by November, the "new" effect wears off and you find yourself dreading your afternoon calc class.
8. Most importantly, football.
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If you're not talking Irish football, I don't wanna talk.