Well, it's official.
Summer is over.
Fall has arrived.
And I will be rocking in the corner for the next 8 months, hoping and praying cold and flu season is kind to us.
But before I do that, I have a confession to make: I kind of like the fall.
When I was growing up in Asia, we only had 2 seasons – hot and humid, and hot and rainy – and both of them were bad for my hair. And my skin. Oh, and we didn't have Halloween, so October was just a complete waste of my time.
Yes, you read that right. We didn't have Halloween. I'll let that sink in for a minute…
So the beginning of fall is always kind of bittersweet for me. On the one hand, I don't want to say goodbye to long summer days filled with trips to the park, bubble blowing, ice cream trucks, and barbeques (even though I'm not allowed to eat s'mores). But on the other hand, I kind of embrace the change.
Because fall really isn't so bad.
It's winter that sucks.
So rather than wallowing in self-pity now that another summer has come and gone, I'm sharing 15 reasons to celebrate the end of summer.
1. Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks.
2. Turtle neck sweaters, scarves, and tall boots.
3. The smell of bonfires in the air.
4. Halloween candy.
5. Orange and red leaves.
6. Red wine.
7. Saying goodbye to sunblock, bees, and mosquitoes for 8+ months.
8. Pumpkin carving.
11. Pumpkin pie.
12. Frizz-free, straight hair.
13. Leggings and tights.
14. Homemade soup.
15. Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks. I know I already said that, but I'm sure you'll agree it deserves 2 spots on my list.
What did I miss?
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