Fall Is MY Aesthetic AF

Fall Is MY Aesthetic AF

Hears leaves crunch and is triggered.

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Cozy socks, a warm cup of joe, and Michael Bublé playing in the background. This is the time of year when my soul shines the brightest.

Fall is that time of year when I feel more like myself and I can shed the hot, sweaty façade that is summer. When the calendar switches to October, I am already making plans to go pumpkin patches and apple orchards, my room instantly becomes this autumn wonderland, and the sweaters make their comeback.

The reason fall is such a wonderful time to me is that the outside world seems to turn this switch, and everything is instantly bathed in this wonderful glow that is frost-tinged. Hues of burnt orange and burgundy burst forth and that magical time of year when love is abundant, and cheer is plentiful begins.

Once the leaves begin to turn color, my soul begins this transformation that I give in to every time. I turn into a happier person when my eyes take in the technicolor transformation of the leaves and my soul sings in the cooler weather.

I am convinced that my soul is painted in the hues of autumn and if someone asked me what my aesthetic was, I would answer fall because it is the representation of apple spice and everything nice which is everything I strive to be. There's something about the cinnamon scented atmosphere that feeds my soul and fills my head with dreams of autumnal dreamscapes.

If I could live in a world that filled with crunchy leaves and apple cider year-round, I would be the happiest of persons. I live for that time of year when I can cozy up in a sweater, wool socks, and sip apple cider. I live for the cool weather and giddiness of the coming holidays. I live for that peaceful switch and new beginnings.

Fall is here and my apple-spiced soul is ready.

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Adulthood Is Approaching And It Will Be The Weirdest Thing You've Ever Known

Becoming an adult is the most surreal thing I have ever experienced.

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Imagine it's Tuesday. There is nothing special about this Tuesday. You wake up, do your morning routine, go to work, attend class, eat lunch, and suddenly you are on your way to lease a house with three of your closest friends. Caution: adulthood approaching, and apparently at an exponential speed.

It is one of those things you don't even realize is coming until it hits you like a brick wall. Talking to the realtor made me wish my father was with me. I had no clue what questions to ask, whether to ask for a lower rent or even what to bring to sign a lease. Moreover, does it really make a difference whether the washing machine and dryer are upstairs or in the slightly creepy cement basement that looks like it came straight out of "Extracts from Gosschen's Diary"?

The pressure of relying on someone else (in my case, my three closest friends) is terrifying. I can barely trust myself not to trip on nothing, and now I am sharing the responsibility of an entire house with people. Who will be in charge of washing the dishes? Vacuuming (a task my dog hates as vehemently as I do)? Making sure everyone chips in for the utility bill?

These are all things I have never had to worry about before. I knew what I was supposed to do and did it. Now I find myself wondering how taxes actually work and how many hours I will have to work to be able to pay for my house. School does not always prepare you to face the real world. The quadratic formula in no way helped me figure out what a W-2 was or how to fill it out.

Adulthood is scary and approaching faster than I would like to admit, and I easily ignore it by dancing on the weekends and studying hard on the weekdays. But the concept glares in the back of my mind like an annoying tapping noise. It becomes clear that I am at college to prepare for a future career and to enter a world in which leases, money, and taxes will fill my thoughts.

So to all my young people out there: adulthood is approaching, and it will come faster than you think. Go out, have fun, and take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way. Make friends and love every minute of it; later you may find yourself leasing a house with them. I am thrilled to start my journey into adulthood with the best people in the world at my side, yet the concept of such responsibility is daunting.

Cheers to the last of my teenage months, to leasing a house, to my friends, to my family, and to the taxes I will eventually learn how to do.

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