Fall time. Time for college football, changing leaves, cooler temperatures, and the start of school. Aka my favorite time of year. It’s time to do some apple picking and pumpkin carving. Prepping for halloween by stocking up on candy and choosing a costume. It’s a time of change in the world around reminding us that before the summer flowers can return we have to go through a period of cold weather and rejuvenation. The circle of life must be completed before we can start it again. This completion is not always a terrible thing. Take a look at the trees as the leaves die they change into vibrant oranges, reds, and yellows. It is their way of forcing us to sit up and take notice. It is their “flame of glory” forcing us to appreciate their existence as we might have over looked them in the summer or taken them for granted.
It’s time to reflect on the world around us, the changes we have gone through in the past year and look to the future. Look forward to the changes we want to make in our lives. To the things that we want to “clean out” before we add in the new. We need to take the opportunities that are given to us and enjoy the time we have.
Get outside! Fall is the perfect time to go exploring. Just make sure you are prepped for the weather. Tips for staying warm:
- If you are headed out to watch a game it can help to lay a towel or blanket down on the bleachers before you sit (this way your butt doesn’t freeze)!
- If you are cold it can help to fill a water bottle up with warm/hot water then you can hug it or hold on to it to warm up with.
- It is important to keep in mind that the places where you lose heat the fastest are your head, hands, feet, and back of your knees. If you are cold try covering up these areas and it may help. For me, if I can keep my feet warm it goes a long way to keep the rest of me warm.
- Layers are your friend! Tight layers close to your body covered with more lose clothing. This will help keep your body heat close to your core.
- If you get caught in the rain and it is cold outside make sure to get into dry clothes as quick as possible to avoid catching a cold!
Take advantage of the cooling weather to enjoy the fall specials like chili, hot cocoa, warm cider, and corn bread! Perfect food to warm you up or to cozy up in front of a fire with. It is also a good time to curl up with a good book or rewatch your favorite halloween movies.
Top movies to watch/rewatch this fall (I am not a fan of scary movies so those are not included):
- Harry Potter series
- Practical Magic
- Hocus Pocus
- The Snow Queen
Take time to remember what you are thankful for and let the people in your life know what they mean to you.