10 Reasons Why Autumn Beats Summer At Everything
Start writing a post
Lifestyle

10 Reasons Why Autumn Beats Summer At Everything

Take me back to pumpkin spice lattes, please.

8
10 Reasons Why Autumn Beats Summer At Everything

Believe it or not, I'm not a fan of summer.

Usually, when I tell my friends this, they either call me crazy or brush it off as a joke. But, seriously, I really don't like summer.

Last weekend proved that. Nearly across the United States, we experienced an excessive heat wave that made it too dangerous to step outside. Summer lovers, this is the weather you like, right?

Growing up, I knew every single kid at school wanted that three-month hiatus from school, having that temporary freedom to swim, eat ice cream and barbecue, and bathe in the sun. Most of the time, I dreaded the summer— I've always been an orange leaves and dead trees kind of guy.

Sounds dark, but it's true.

I'd highly prefer the sweater weather, short days and crisp nights. Admittedly, sometimes, it can get depressing, but autumn is one season I can say I enjoy the most. Here are ten reasons why autumn beats summer at everything every year:

1. The weather

Fiction makes summer out to be the 'best' summer ever because it's a season of fiery freedom. Everyone wants to go to the beach and tan in the sun, but they forget about those hazy, humid days and bizarre thunderstorms at night. Sometimes, summer weather is a health hazard. Autumn is the catalyst to flu season, but it's tolerable in temperatures.

Autumn weather is usually 60 degrees and lower. It's not too hot, not too cold. It's a perfect temperature to walk around in sweaters, dive in leaves, and enjoy all the things you want to do.

2. Clothing variety

Summer limits your clothing style—it's the season that forces you to show some skin to feel cool in the scorching heat. From tank tops and sandals to bathing suits and sun hats, some people enjoy it. I don't.

Autumn is pure sweater weather, with scarfs and beanies galore. Sometimes, I enjoy wearing clothes that keep me warm, instead of taking off clothes to stay cool. Unlike summer, at least you're satisfied in the end.

3. Social life

Some people say that summer increases your social life, but some people feel rather sheltered and deprived of any social activities. Most of the friends I've made in school or anywhere else are far away, and sometimes it gets too humid and sticky to go anywhere with them. On top of that, some people are rather busy with themselves.

For those that enjoy school life, autumn is a great season to reconnect with people you've missed for three months.

4. Quicker days

When Daylight Savings Time ends during spring, it leads to longer, dull days that last until 8 P.M. People love when the days go slower, but you lose that beautiful hour of sleep. However, when days go by faster, there's so much you can still do.

In the fall, Daylight Savings Time begins, and the days end around 5 P.M. and the sun rises at 7 A.M. Quicker days in the fall usually makes the end of the year go by swiftly, and honestly, if all 365 days were this way, we'd be more willing to enjoy ourselves.

5. The treats

A temporary farewell to ice cream, pina coladas, pretzels, and July barbecues.

A hello to apple cider, pumpkin spice flavors, Halloween candy, and a hearty Thanksgiving dinner.

6. Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the festive holiday that doesn't make you feel bad for eating. It's a time to spend with your family and a time to treat yourself with gluttony.

7. Television

If you're a fan of keeping up with your favorite television shows that only air in the fall, you know you're in luck. Let's be honest, this reason is why summer sucks as a whole. Summer deprives you of your favorite shows and you have to wait nearly four months to watch it. Instead, you binge-watch Netflix television shows or watch other shows that come only in the summer, and that doesn't help.

8. Halloween

I'll say Halloween is one of those holidays that are really for kids, but no one can turn down the costume contests and free candy.

9. Aesthetics

Autumn is a season that's a sight to see. It has Instagram potential all around. I would very much prefer roaming around my hometown or college and basking in the crisp weather, viewing the orange-brown leaves falling on the ground like so. It's better than those trite afternoons at the beach.

10. A cycle

Autumn is the end of nature's cycle. It prepares us for winter, the coldest of all, and leads us into spring, where everything grows and life starts over again. Autumn is nothing but a beautiful destruction, and taking it all in is aesthetically pleasing.

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

5 Reasons to Consider a Career as a Defense Lawyer

Lawyers are supposed to be unbiased. Lawyers are trained to look at both sides of an issue and give equal weight to each side. It is meant to be their mantra, "My client is innocent until proven guilty."

57583
Career as a Defense Lawyer

Lawyers are supposed to be unbiased. Lawyers are trained to look at both sides of an issue and give equal weight to each side. It is meant to be their mantra, "My client is innocent until proven guilty." But if you're thinking about becoming a defense attorney, it's not this pretty simple. Defense lawyers argue that their clients are innocent because they don't want their actions to seem suspect in any way. They essentially say for the sake of the argument itself. If you're trying to decide whether or not becoming a defense attorney is something you would like to do, here are five reasons why it's worth considering:

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

What Everyone Should Know About Online Degrees

Nowadays, many working adults, high school graduates, and retired lifelong learners are choosing to advance their careers, lives, and personal knowledge by completing school at home.

172449
Online Degrees

The rising popularity of online college and graduate school degrees has completely changed the face of education and student life. It's no longer necessary to pack up all your belongings and head off to a distant locale in order to earn a diploma. Nowadays, many working adults, high school graduates, and retired lifelong learners are choosing to advance their careers, lives, and personal knowledge by completing school at home.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

What I am thankful for

I am saying one thing that I am thankful each day for until Thanksgiving. You try it to it will bring you joy.

132389
It's Thanksgiving time
Element5 Digital

November 1st, I am thankful for God and Jesus. I put my faith in them, they protect and help me through the happy and the sad in life. I could not imagine a world without them.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Chatting with the Iron Boy Himself Arthur Bozikas

Arthur Bozikas has penned a memoir that is heart-breaking and gutsy, as well as being full of hope and gratitude. This book is guaranteed to lift up readers and have them believing in the resilience and transcendence of the human spirit, making it a must read for years to come.

87567
Arthur Bozikas

Arthur Bozikas has penned a memoir that is heart-breaking and gutsy, as well as being full of hope and gratitude. This book is guaranteed to lift up readers and have them believing in the resilience and transcendence of the human spirit, making it a must read for years to come.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

How to Help Your Parents Create a Safe Home as They Age

Aging can make getting around much harder. Make sure your parents are safe in their own home by following these tips.

146489
How to Help Your Parents Create a Safe Home as They Age

There is going to come a time when your parents need a little help to safely live in their home. This is just an inevitable part of life. The goal is to keep your parents as comfortable as possible while also knowing that they will be safe when alone. Luckily, it is fairly easy to make a few adjustments to the house that drastically improve its livability for seniors. These are the four things you must do to help your parents create a safe home as they age.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments