7 Reasons Why Autumn Is The Greatest Season

7 Reasons Why Autumn Is The Greatest Season

The seasonal Starbucks drinks and fall clothing only begin to explain why fall reigns supreme.

Pabo76 / Flickr

Autumn is just a short time away and I'm incredibly excited. When I think of all the reasons why I love fall, I try to even it out and think of some reasons why another season might be better, but I can't. Some of these reasons are student-specific, like new school supplies and classes, but others can be universally enjoyed, like seasonal Starbucks drinks and Halloween. But here are the reasons why autumn is absolutely magnificent.

1. The weather

Fall is like the Goldilocks season: summer is too hot and winter is too cold, but fall is just right. While this isn't true everywhere, it's definitely true in New York. The same could be said about spring, but does spring have Halloween? No.

2. Halloween

Sure, you could dress up as Wilma Flintstone any day of the year, but that's kind of odd and you're going to get some looks. But on Halloween, you'll get looks if you don't dress up! And while it's less and less acceptable to do this as we grow older, the whole concept of Halloween is to get free candy. Also, Halloweentown!

3. Sweater Season

Sweaters are the closest thing we have to wearing blankets, while still looking put together. They're so warm and cozy. Sadly, the "warm" part of why sweaters are so great makes them unfit for the spring and summer. But fall means they can come off the hanger again! Yay wearable blankets!

4. School

Okay, okay, so not all aspects of school are great, but school in the fall is. You get to buy new school supplies, like your favorite pens and a 5-subject notebook for every class. You get new classes, some of which you're probably excited about. And new people, who you may end up best friends with. Going into freshman year of college is completely new. Often times, you're living somewhere completely different, choosing what classes you want to take and meeting all new people. Think of all the opportunities!

5. Hot coffee

I love iced coffee, don't get me wrong, but I hate the condensation that gathers on the side of the cup. Also, hot coffee is a delicious drink and a hand warmer in one. How efficient! (Try the hazelnut hot coffee from Dunkin Donuts.)

6. Leaves

I know they're dead, but they're so pretty! The leaves alone are one of the reasons why I'll never move somewhere that doesn't have all four seasons.

7. Thanksgiving

All of these tell-tale signs of fall lead to one very important thing: Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is essentially the eat-as-much-as-you-can-and-then-spend-time-with-your-family holiday. And I can't think of anything I like more than food and family.

I'll savor the last few weeks of summer because we have three seasons to go before we get it back, but fall is coming and I can't wait!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Founders Of Color Q&A: Yarlap's MaryEllen Reider On Destigmatizing Women's Health

The father-daughter duo co-founded the brand and has since generated a passionate, dedicated community of women.

MaryEllen Reider

I was lucky enough to meet MaryEllen Reider over a decade ago as a fellow freshman in college. Since then, I had the luxury of being able to witness her evolution from the faithful companion I went to my first job fair with to the woman who is now a pioneer in destigmatizing the portrayal of women's reproductive health.

Keep Reading... Show less

My favorite Editor was feeling under the weather yesterday. All I wanted was to make her a vegan iced matcha latte. With distance forbidding it, I instead decided to write up this quick, easy recipe. I made it to be vegan and organic for optimal health benefits.

Matcha green tea is made from grounded green tea leaf and it comes with the most antioxidant boost ever.

Keep Reading... Show less

This coffee brand is USDA organic. Newman's Own Keurig coffee flavors are all organic. They have French Roast, Decaf, and a Special Blend. I'm in a committed relationship with the French Roast flavor. The smell alone from dispensing 1 cup of coffee sets a whole cafe jazz vibe.

I'm already relaxed when I smell the coffee all ready for dressing. The way I make my coffee is simple and sweet, literally. I add a spoon of organic brown sugar and a splash of organic almond vanilla milk. This cup of coffee has changed my life forever. I have never been so productive in my life and I truly believe it's because the coffee is organic.

Keep Reading... Show less

These organic, cruelty-free skincare products are great for hot, sweaty summers. I use them every day, so you will find my honest opinion about them all. I highly recommend using organic products because they are least likely to be harmful to your body.

This may seem like an extra step when it comes to your beauty routine, but it's really easy. These 5 products could be the start of your next beauty venture.

Keep Reading... Show less

These 5 Black Handbag Designers Should Be On Every Accessory Lover's Radar

With the push to support more Black-owned businesses, we've put together a list of Black owned handbag designers.

Ever since the current upheaval of societal silence happening in the country caused by the #BlackLivesMatter movement, there has been a bigger push for people to support Black-owned businesses.

Granted, there are a lot fo Black-owned businesses to support, it just takes time to find them. With that being said, fashion is a sector, just like any sector really, in a culture that still has people of color calling out for more diversity.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Feel A Lil' Better: Because Therapy Dogs Aren't Just Cute, They're Working

Your weekly wellness boost from Odyssey.

No matter how good (or bad) you'd describe your health, one thing is for sure: a little boost is ALWAYS a good idea. Whether that's reading a new, motivating book, or listening to a song that speaks to your soul, there are plenty of resources to help your health thrive on any given day.

There are many different ways people overcome obstacles in their lives. Thankfully, the stigma surrounding therapy is slowly (but surely) slipping away and we're opening up about our problems and needs. For some, a good workout is just as relaxing. Others are learning how meditation can be a helpful tool in their mental health journey.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments