ABOUT AUTUMN! (because saying autumn is so much more hipster than saying fall)
I love autumn, always have and always will. Cool, crisp air, crunchy colorful leaves, and a celebration of my birth are just the tip of the iceberg as to why I love this season. So here it is…a list of why I find autumn to be the most superior season. Feel free to agree or disagree and comment with any vital part of this time of the year I may have missed.
1. Falling asleep to the sound of rain.
2. Eating your body weight in Halloween candy.
3. THE CLOTHES! Scarfs, mittens, hats, jackets, boots, TIGHTS. I could go on and on. Tights are the greatest accessory every created and when in doubt on what to get me for a gift, fun tights are always a safe bet.
4. A change of color. Everything turns to vibrant red, orange, and yellow. Ironic what beautiful colors leaves turn as they are about to die.
5. My birthday. Already said, but worth repeating.
6. Baseball playoffs!
7. All things pumpkin. I make a delicious pumpkin bread and I’ll make it for you. Just ask.
8. Not having to shave your legs because its cold enough to wear pants for three months straight.
9. Jumping into piles of leaves.
10. Taking a walk all bundled up and breathing in to cold, fresh air.
11. Reading the classics by the fire with a cup of tea.
12. Counting your blessings at Thanksgiving.
13. DST = getting an extra hour of sleep for a Sunday.
14. The beginning of really good potential Oscar movies start coming out.
15. This year: The release of the new Coldplay and Florence + The Machine album.
16. Adding an extra blanket or two to your bed.
17. Harvest Parties involving chili contests.
18. Turkey, home made rolls, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, pie. YUM.
19. An excuse not to go running because it’s just “too cold outside”.
20. Time for knitting while watching Little Women instead of said running…
21. Dressing in layers!
22. Watching Hocus Pocus.
23. My mom was born in the fall and without her I wouldn’t exist!
24. Cuddling with loved ones.
25. Puddle jumping in a good pair of polka dot rain boots.
There we have it. 25 reasons I love September, October, and November. I could go on and on, but I’m sure you already stopped reading at number 11.
What do YOU love about autumn?
Now that I’m (almost) done with midterms I can finally write some blogs entries I’ve been excited about. It’s autumn which means recipes to share, scary movies to comment on, and perhaps an entry of me attempting to put into words why and just how much I absolutely adore this season…
So, SO, GOOD.
So…I’ve definitely been a slacker blog poster. I apologize to my handful of followers. Here is an update of my life THROUGH PICTURES, because lets be real we all would rather look at pictures than read my rambling posts.
I’ve been hooked on the book of Isaiah lately. I mean it’s all about the salvation and coming of the Lord, how awesome is that? Check out this verse…it still gives me shivers.
Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer;
you shall cry, and he will say, ‘Here I am.’
— Isaiah 58:9
The past few weeks have been rough. A lot of things have been bringing me down & it is exhausting having to pick myself back up time & time again. I’ve been having a hard time truly trusting in God & believing that He was even listening to me…& then I stumbled upon this verse. After reading I realized I wasn’t really even talking to God. I expected Him to know what was wrong & fix it and even know though God is all-knowing I wasn’t casting my cares upon Him & using prayer effectively. One night I literally cried out to Him & poured out everything that was troubling my heart. Afterward I felt like this huge weight had been lifted off me because I had finally had a sincere conversation with my Lord & I don’t know if I can honestly say I’ve ever done that before in my life.
It’s amazing to see firsthand God’s word having an impact on my life. Just taking what he says and living it. He did answer me when I cried out to him. I knew he was there & was going to take care of me. I’m blessed to have such a merciful and loving Father.
Lately I’ve been obsessed with the Northern Lights. Today I found this awesome grouping of photos on the National Geographic site called Patterns in Nature: Aurorae. I posted a few of my favorites on here. The rest can be seen at: http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photos/patterns-aurorae/#/fantastic-patterns_9341_600x450.jpg. Enjoy!
Yesterday I had orientation for school in the fall and I bought the course catalog and have spent hours upon hours reading all the lovely descriptions and highlighting all the interesting classes. Needless to say if I took all the classes I wanted…well, I’d be in school about five more years at least. So for now, I must take what is required of me, but I have a feeling I’m going to be one of those lifelong students and I’m pretty okay with that.
One of my favorite short stories. Written in 1892. Yes, it was written by a feminist. No, I am not one. But it is considered an important work of American Feminist literature in regards to women’s mental health. On top of that its just pretty dark and creepy. Ye be warned.
I like it because of its layers of depth. Not just a captivating story, it iswritten from a psychological standpoint — an area of study that was very limited and flawed at this time. It literally had me thinking about/analyzing it for hours, if not days. Out of the COUNTLESS short stories, articles, poems, etc. we read in AP English my junior year of high school nothing has stuck with me like this story.
Let me know your thoughts/interpretations.
This past year I was lucky enough to get to work as a telecounselor in the Office of Enrollment Management with 10 of my fellow schoolmates. Very few people can say that they love every single person they work with, but I really really do. Our weekly meetings our 10% business, 90% fun and we’ve all worked really hard this year to tell kids all over the country why Florida College is a great place. I’m proud of everyone. As the year comes to an end I just wanted to reflect on the friends I’ve made through this job, not just my fellow students, but our superiors too. Everyone in that office is just super rad and I’m definitely going to miss such a supportive and energetic environment! I love you all.