What It Means To Embrace Fall

What It Means To Embrace Fall

The fall season is a time both for endings as well as new beginnings.


Everyone pretty much knows what takes place during the fall season. However, if you live in a location where fall isn't really evident, allow me to enlighten you. To most teenage girls, fall means Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks, Ugg boats, plaid blanket scarfs and going to pumpkin patches with friends and taking way too many pictures. Fall is also when the whether is getting chillier, the leaves are turning colors and falling from the trees and everyone soaks up this sweet spot before the harsh effects of winter come. However, I believe there is a deeper meaning to the fall season that people tend to overlook, especially people my age.

When you think of fall, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it the whether getting cooler, the leaves changing colors, or going to Starbucks and finally being able to order your Pumpkin Spice latte again? For me, the leaves changing colors is what I notice first. On the surface, the leaves changing colors is just something pretty look at it. To be able to admire all of the different hues of red, green, brown, yellow and everything in between. And of course, they're also fun to put into piles and play with (even if you're a little older). That all being said, when you look at the beauty in these leaves, you're actually admiring something that is dead. All of the leaves are dry, crisp, and paper thin and have reached the end of their life but look so beautiful. I think that is something to notice.

The leaves changing colors and falling from the trees indicate that there can be beauty in letting go. That there can be beauty in certain things ending because it means better things are too come. When the fall leaves let themselves go from the trees, they embark on a journey all the down to the earth. They then reach the earth and new leaves soon begin to form on the trees. Meaning, the leaves falling from the trees could represent negative qualities or experiences you wish to rid yourself of and then the new leaves that are formed from the tree (in this context the tree is you) represent what you have learned from those dead leaves and how you've grown past them, both literally and figuratively.

Fall leaves, to me, are also reminders that ones journey can be long and hard but ultimately beautiful in the end. That hard work and dedication does pay off and a rich reward will soon come. Fall is a time where we as people can step back and admire the art of letting go and how breathtaking that actually is. That sense of letting go is a good thing and it frees us from the negative thoughts or experiences previously holding us back.

Fall is a time for reflection, I believe anyway. I think one can learn a lot from the fall leaves when really paying attention to them. Even though you shouldn't just wait every year for fall to come around to free yourself more mentally, I think the leaves changing and the fall season is a good reminder to do so. There can be a lot said about things in nature when you really look into them, you just have to be willing to look. So, take a hint from the leaves falling around you and let it all go.

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15 Songs Perfect For Snuggling On A Rainy Day

Songs that probably haven't heard, but should.

Everyone already knows what is up; autumn. You know what that means? IT'S SNUGGLE SEASON, Y'ALL. So I've got you covered with not 1, not 2, but 15 perfect songs for snuggling with your boo.

1. "Turning Page", Sleeping at Last

This song will be sure to make you want to be in love this fall time. This singer's raspy voice singing words about the girl he loves will melt your heart into a big ole' puddle. It's okay, just cuddle it out.

2. "Dreaming of You", Cigarettes After Sex

This lazy, hazy type of song is perfect to snuggle up to, the singer's calming voice and the chill music in the back... a religious experience almost.

3. "Somewhere Only We Know", Keane

The tune right here is more of an upbeat one, but still great to sit by a fire or cuddle. Maybe even go throw on some rain boots and a rain jacket and go exploring in the woods with your "boo". Ha, get it?

4. "Hourglass", Catfish and the Bottlemen

This song is a bit explicit, so listen at your own risk. Man, this song is so sweet though and the acoustic-type vibe is perfect for a chilly, rainy fall day with your man/lady.

5. "Ceilings", Local Natives

You want a song to give you chills and frickin' shake you to the core? The artist's voice is the LOVELIEST THING IN EXISTENCE! So if you have not listened.... go listen, you're welcome.

6. "Open Season", High Highs

The guitar in the opening and then the pretty voice coming in is really just...pristine for a good ole' rainy day tune. I'm realizing that a lot of songs I've chosen have male singers with pretty voices? I'm hardly sorry.

7. " Flightless Bird, American Mouth", Iron & Wire

MAN this song just gets me feelin' some type of way and I hope that I can introduce someone to this song for the first time and make them feel some type of way. Again, the singer's voice is just so smooth, fine like wine.

8. "I Would Do Anything for You", Foster the People

This tune right here is a bop, more of an upbeat, electronic type feel to it. Foster the People is better known for "Pumped Up Kicks", but here's a little gem you may not have known about!

9. "Dizzy on the Comedown", Turnover

This song has an amazing vibe to it, the tone of it just makes you feel so chill and relaxed. Add it to a playlist to cuddle with your boo to, thank me later.

10. "Linger", the Cranberries

An oldie but a goodie, this 90s song by this rock band is more of a contemporary song, with a chill feel to it and lyrics about love. "You know I'm such a fool for you,", what a cute frickin' line, man.

11. "Social Sites", Cosmo Pyke

This alternative song is another tune that's fit perfect for a rainy day, either snuggling up in bed or walking around campus watching the leaves getting covered in rain. But hey, maybe I'm just a sucker for walking around campus on gloomy days.

12. "Get You", Daniel Caesar ft. Kali Uchis

A more popular song in this list, I'm sure many people have heard this song so I won't explain it besides saying dang....what a good song.

13. "You Are the Right One", Sports

This song has more of a funky beat to it but definitely feels fit to be a song to cater to your rainy day cuddle needs. Again, great for any day but wow, those rainy days, yeah?

14. "Space Song", Beach House

Another more popular song in my list if you listen to alternative/indie music, but the ambient vibe to this song will for sure make you wanna just lay in bed with a bunch of blankets or maybe even a human being, your call.

15. "Once You Know", Good Morning

The smooth voice of the singer in this song really just is like coffee on a cold morning, the music is beautiful and never fails to give me chills. So I saved my personal favorite for last. Although the rest were in no particular order, I wanted to really end it with a bang. So here's a song that you probably have never heard but need to.

There you go! 15 songs that you may have never heard before but now you have. Feel free to give them a listen and change your life.

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25 Activities You Must Add To Your Fall Bucket List This Year

Before we blink, it'll be next year.


Jot these down, sister, it is officially the best season of the year.

1. Make apple cider

2. Carve pumpkins

3. Go on a hayride 

4. Burn ​​ALL​​ the fall scented candles, girl

5. Make homemade caramel apples 

6. Watch Freeform's 31 nights of halloween 

7. Go through a corn maze with your BFF's 

8. Bake pumpkin bars/bread/pie/EVERYTHING pumpkin

9. Visit a haunted house 

10. Make a cozy playlist 

11. Toast pumpkin seeds

12. Create a gratitude jar 

13. Attend a farmers market for fall produce 

14. Cheer on your favorite football team


15. Shop those Black Friday deals

16. Find joy in a new hobby

17. Find a new favorite soup recipe 

18. Host a friendsgiving 

19. Two words... halloween. oreos. 

20. Try a new fall Starbucks drink

21. Start a new book

22. Take all of those fall inspiration insta pictures

23. Explore a new local coffee shop 

24. Buy a new (or old) three times too big flannel 

25. Soak it all in 

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