Why I Love Fall

People think that all Fall is about is Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks, Uggs, and cute Instagram pictures. Why I do still love those things, fall has so much more meaning behind it. It used to be a time when you prepared your food and supplies for the upcoming winter. As time evolved, we had to do less and less of that, but my grandparents kept certain aspects of it whenever fall rolled around. My grandmother would begin conserving vegetables, and freezing everything and anything; my grandfather would make wine, and my mom and aunt would be preparing for Thanksgiving. All these activities meant that help was needed from the entire family, and the season would be filled with a lot of family time and bonding. My best memories come from those moments of picking apples from a tree in my grandparent’s backyard; or jumping into a pile of leaves after my dad has just raked them. And finishing off the day with warm soups, tea or hot chocolate, and a cozy movie.
Fall was essentially a feel-good movie, that played for a few months of my life. But as I got older, Fall started to become a time of stress at school, and not having enough time to involve myself in the same family activities I used to. Jobs and school can easily take its toll, and while I don’t necessarily have the same experiences as I used to have during the fall, I still try to look for the fall aspects in my busy life. Like how people are starting to dress warmer, the leaves are changing colour, the crisp freshness of the air, and the sound of leaves crunching under my feet… All those little moments keep the joy of fall alive for me when everything else around me gets too crazy to handle.
Fall, to me, is about finding the little moments of joy we so often take for granted or forget to realize.
Leave a comment down a below about your favourite season and what it means to you!!
Thank you, and have a wonderful day!

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