Hang onto the last bits and dribbles of summer if you must, but I am ready for fall.
Technically, I suppose autumn is an ending. The grass and flowers will get brown, the leaves will vacate their branches. Nature starts shutting down before its winter hibernation. But, for me, autumn is a beginning. I feel fresh and inspired and ready to dive into all kinds of new things.
To honor that, I started a bucket/goal list for the season. (I’m feeling much more on top of things than when I wrote my last ditch summer bucket list, ha.)
- Go to an apple orchard
- Carve pumpkins
- Print photos—I’ve been letting them all pile up on my phone and it’s time to get those memories out of the digital world!
- Bake a pie. I’m thinking apple? Or pumpkin? Both.
- Read a banned book—Banned Books week is coming up!
- Memorize a poem—one of my friends talked about how calming it is to recite poems when stressed. Plus, who doesn’t want to be one of those epic people who can quote things at the drop of a hat?
- Have a Harry Potter marathon
- Make a graveyard decoration for Halloween—technically more of my mom’s bucket list item, but I want to help.
- Drink fresh apple cider and Octoberfest beer (preferably many, many times)
- Jump in a mega leaf pile
I might add to this if I think of more fall must-dos, but I think I have a pretty good start.
What are your goals for the autumn season? Any suggestions for Aly or I? Let us know in the comments or on Facebook because we’d love to hear from you!