Why Fall Truly Is The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Why Fall Truly Is The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

An ode to the greatest season.

As our summer comes to an end, we must prepare ourselves for the weather change. This preparation does not have to be a difficult one. In fact, the transition from summer to fall can be very exciting!

Although the weather does change, and the days will start to get darker sooner, there are so many exciting things to look forward to in the fall months! Here is a list of reasons why fall truly is the best season and the most wonderful time of the year.

School starts again!

Sure, there are reasons why we dread the start of school, but it can be time for a fresh start. Although it's not a new calendar year, we can still make goals for ourselves. Every year, I strive to make attainable goals for myself. One important goal is to stay organized and on top of school work. Doing so can help in the long run and in the real world, and going to school is getting us one step closer to the real world. Don't worry if these goals fall short; the time to make a New Years resolutions is only a few short months away!

The leaves begin to change color, and the sight is just breathtaking.

The fall foliage is simply amazing. This is an example of how beautiful nature truly is. The leaves will fall off of the trees eventually, but while they're still on the trees, the sight is beautiful. Plus, there is nothing more thrilling than the sound of stepping on crunchy leaves.

It's the season for apple and pumpkin picking.

Fall is clearly the season for apples and pumpkins. Going to a farm and picking apples and pumpkins is so much fun and such an enjoyable experience. Not only can you make a number of delicious desserts, you can also carve the pumpkins to make jack-o-lanterns for Halloween as well! The job might be a little messy, but these are fun activities for people of all ages!

It is also the season for PUMPKIN FLAVORED EVERYTHING!

Pumpkin is by far my favorite flavor, but it doesn't make sense to drink pumpkin coffee or eat pumpkin ice cream during the spring. Fall is the time for stores to put out everything pumpkin spice flavored. My local ice cream shop actually just put out their pumpkin ice cream, and I can't even explain the excitement I have about that. Not to mention, Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks will probably be putting out their pumpkin coffee soon, which is absolutely delicious. There is just something about pumpkin flavor that everyone is addicted to! Pumpkin flavored everything will probably be hitting your local grocery store's shelves soon!

Fall marks the start of football season.

Colleges across the nation take great pride in fall football season. From tailgating to just watching the game, it is a crowd favorite. We may not have a football team at my college, Niagara University, but a short trip to Buffalo can fulfill our needs by attending a Buffalo Bills game, which is just as fun as college football!

The fall holidays.

Halloween and Thanksgiving are easily two of the best holidays. Although you can't trick or treat forever, you can still do a lot of fun things on Halloween! You can go to a Halloween themed party or stay in and watch Halloween themed movies! And Thanksgiving is the best excuse to eat large portions of food and blame it on the holidays!

All in all, fall is a beautiful season! From the foliage to the time spent with family, fall is arguably the best season ever. While Christmas is often considered "the most wonderful time of the year," fall is the start of it all!

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52 Instagram Captions Perfect For Your Next Beach Vacation

Perfect for those beach daze.

Summer is officially in full swing. We are all looking forward to the adventures that await us. A lot of us have been dreaming about the day when we finally get to kick our feet up and relax by the ocean. If you find yourself getting ready for a trip to the beach then read these quotes to help get your in the mood for your vacation. Whether you are looking for an Instagram caption or are just trying to settle a bad case of wanderlust, here are 52 quotes on summer:

1. "Hello summer."

2. "I'm happiest when I'm floating in the ocean."

3. "May you always have a shell in your pocket, and sand in your toes."

4. "Life is better with palm trees."

5. "Sandy toes. Sun-kissed nose."

6. "Balmy nights, pink sunsets, and salty air."

7. "Talk to the sand."

8. "Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink the wild air." -Emerson

9. "Everyone should believe in something. I believe I should go to the beach."

10. "Spontaneity is the best kind of adventure."

11. "The ocean is calling and I must go."

12. "Here comes the sun."

13. "If it requires a bikini, my answer is yes."

14. "I'm just a beachy kinda girl."

15. "As free as the ocean..."

16. "As endless as the ocean, as timeless as the tides..."

17. "Life's a beach. Enjoy the waves."

18. "A pineapple a day keeps the worries away."

19. "Let the currents guide your heart."

20. "Happiness comes in waves."

21. "Let's go somewhere where the stars kiss the ocean."

22. "My favorite color is sunset."

23. "I lost my heart to the sea."

24. "Sun, sand, and surf."

25. "Salt in the air. Sand in my hair."

26. "Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly." -Van Morrison

27. "High tides and good vibes."

28. "Mermaid kisses and starfish wishes."

29. "Stop and smell the ocean."

30. "I'm happy anywhere I can see the ocean."

31. "Tropical state of mind."

32. "Forever chasing the sun."

33. "Girls just wanna have sun."

34. "Some of the best memories are made in flip flops." -Kellie Elmore

35. "Good times and tan lines."

36. "Palm trees, ocean breeze, salty air, sun-kissed hair, endless summer, take me there."

37. "The ocean is calling."

38. "Love you to the beach and back."

39. "Paradise found."

40. "Seas the day."

41. "Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air..." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

42. "Eat. Beach. Sleep. Repeat."

43. "I never met a sunset I didn't like."

44. "Beach daze always."

45. "Catch me by the sea."

46. "Only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my chair." -Zac Brown Band

47. "Stay salty."

48. "Done adulating- let's be mermaids."

49. "Find me under the palm trees."

50. "Sea you soon."

51. "Hello sunshine."

52. "Don't mind me... I'm just chasing the sun."

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To The Girl Who Can't Wait For Fall

Fall is overrated.


I don't hate fall. I want to make that very clear. As long as it's not too hot and not too cold, the weather is actually pretty enjoyable. I do love to watch the leaves change color and I like watching certain scary(ish) movies close to Halloween. But here's the thing: It's still summer!

Around this time of year, I start seeing posts about how fall is coming soon and I just don't get the hype. Personally, I like to savor every remaining ounce of summer that I can before switching gears into cold weather mode. So last year when Starbucks rolled out the pumpkin spice lattes before August was even over, I was a little annoyed.

As I said earlier, I just don't understand why people get so hyped up about the fall season. Yes, summer can be hot and miserable, but fall is the time of year when everything seems to get dark and gloomy. It rains a lot and starts to get dark earlier. Sure, you can throw on a sweater and curl up by the fire, but that doesn't compare to being able to bask in the sunshine all day.

Fall is nice when it comes around, but there's no need to rush into the next season. Once fall is over, we go into the holiday season, and after that, we're back into the dead of winter. As much as I look forward to these things, I think it's important to appreciate each season for what it has to offer, and not constantly anticipate what's coming next.

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