The Autumn Season officially begins on September 22, and there is something about this year’s season that is already making me feel a sense of euphoria and bliss.
Autumn has a special place in my heart, but I can’t fully understand and explain the magical energy it gives off every year. The colors, the weather, whatever it is, I personally feel a strong sense of grounding and togetherness in the air every year during this season.
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I look out the window, and although the sun is peeking out, the cool air blows inside my house, leaving a trail of goosebumps across my arms. I neatly tuck away all of my summer clothes and organize my closet to fit my thicker attires. I change my sheets to accommodate the fluffier blankets and sheets. The fans are snuggled in the corner, as I unpack my heater from its resting place and set it nearby. The weather is not hot, but it’s also not freezing cold. Autumn weather had always been perfect for me.
BEING ENVELOPED IN WARMTH
With the perfect weather, I get to bring out the thick blankets and just curl up in them throughout the night as I enjoy a cup of hot cocoa, probably watching some of my favorite Halloween movies. I also get the opportunity to dress up with a little bit more fashion. And by fashion, I mean comfortable beanies, boots, leggings, maybe a scarf, and my cutest fluffy sweaters and coats.
ENJOYING A STROLL AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD
While I have my comfortable clothes on, I wouldn’t miss the opportunity of taking a stroll around the neighborhood, admiring the trees and leaves that have fallen on the sidewalks. I might visit a farmer’s market along the way, and then stop by a café and indulge in some delicious pumpkin-flavored treats and beverages. I would admire the Halloween decorations, say hi to some neighbors, smile fondly at the children enjoying a lovely day out.
CELEBRATING MY BIRTHDAY
As I sit on a bench from my stroll, I remember I’m turning another year older. Back then, the idea of birthday parties excited me the most. Now, the purpose of being on this Earth another year inspires me the deepest. As someone once said, your age is the youngest you ever were and the oldest you’ll ever be. And as I celebrate my birthday every year moving forward, I celebrate knowing that I am given more time to wake up each morning, do what I love, spend moments with my loved ones, and thank life for allowing me to live.
INDULGING IN A THANKSGIVING FEAST
Pretty soon, one of my favorite holidays approaches. I attempt to learn a new Thanksgiving recipe to cook and bring to a lovely Thanksgiving dinner, surrounded by my family and close friends. We treat ourselves to mouthwatering turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potato, pumpkin pie, apple pie, corn, and my ultimate favorite: Thanksgiving ham.
BINGING FESTIVE MOVIES
After eating, we’d gather around the living room, dim the lights, probably have mini plates with dessert on our hands, get comfortable, and enjoy the rest of the evening watching our favorite fall movies. One of these movies being my absolute dearest Stepmom.
BEING ENGULFED IN HOLIDAY SCENTS
As we’re watching, I think back to my little stroll earlier, and remember the aroma of fresh pumpkin, vanilla, and caramel scents that showered the neighborhood air. Add that to the tasty whiff of tonight’s feast an hour ago, and now, the delicate fragrance of holiday candles comforting this home and the people in it.
These are the simple blessings during the Autumn season that make it all the more exciting. These are the activities I look forward to this time every year. And this year, I hope for it to be the most magical one yet.