Yesterday morning, I woke up for my 9:30 a.m. class and my roommate had left me a note that said the temperature was 54 degrees outside. Given the fact that it was 80 degrees last week, I found that a little hard to believe.
But, she had been right! Fall has arrived, and it's hopefully here to stay for a little while. I just wish I would've known it was coming since I currently have no winter clothes with me on campus.
Fall is the best season. The unbearable heat is gone, football season kicks into high gear, and Ugg boots become the shoe of choice. Pumpkin-flavored everything fills the shelves (and the Starbucks menu) and the outdoor scenery makes you want to jump into a big pile of fallen leaves.
Halloween is approaching fast--before you ask, no, us college students are not too old to dress up. As a matter of fact, most of us have been planning our costumes since October 1 (I'm torn between a zombie cheerleader or a character from The Purge). Pumpkin patches, haunted trails, and more are on my agenda for Halloween weekend this year, and of course, I'm looking forward to the candy.
Fall's arrival means two other great holidays aren't far behind. While Thanksgiving is less of an extravagant holiday, everyone can appreciate the great food and fellowship (or maybe just the week-long break from school). And don't even get me started on the Christmas hype--I won't be able to stop.
If you're not quite feeling the fall spirit yet, some popular activities for you to try include: bonfires with friends, making caramel apples or other fall-inspired treats, watching the fall premiers of your favorite shows, or going to Starbucks for their new fall drinks!
Enjoy the new (spooky) season!