I’ve been looking forward to you, so I wrote you a letter.
I know I’m a little late in writing this letter but ‘better late than never’ I suppose. I’ve needed a change of pace, a change of weather, a change of goals and responsibilities. I know people never want Summer to end but this past one seemed to drag on a bit for me. Never in my 22 years of life have I ever been so excited for pumpkin flavored drink advertisements in coffee shops and bulky sweaters on display in department stores.
I’ve been looking forward to the crisp breeze and crunchy leaves on the ground, to new boots that help me stand even taller and click on the floors when I walk. I’ve been looking forward to sitting outside in the mornings with a huge cozy scarf and a cup of dark roast coffee while I listen to some music – I’m thinking some Tori Kelly, the new Jessie J album, or maybe ‘For All We Know’ by NAO.
This past Summer felt a little aimless for me so I’m really glad you’re here. There are some new things in my life for the Fall season that I’m excited about, and some events that I’m counting down the days for. Let’s talk about them.
Exciting Fall things
First things first, my brother’s getting married!
The #Nemily (Nolan and Emily) wedding is right around the corner – toward the end of October – and I can’t wait to celebrate with family, get all dressed up, dance.., drink probably.
I have a Fall Internship with a company I’m excited about
In the middle of September I started as a Communications and Marketing intern for a video production company in the DC area. It’s not a full time position and it’s unpaid, but it’s in an industry I’m interested in and it feels like the right choice. The people are nice, the area is beautiful, the assignments interest me – the drive sucks but I’ll get over that.
New Fall clothes and style
I know I already touched on this briefly, but you really do have the best clothing selection and style opportunities. It’s your weather. It allows for cozy scarves and sweaters, boots, sleek jackets, a lot of maroon, that butternut squash deep yellow type color. But at the same time it’s not too cold so I’m not covering up my whole outfit with a giant furry parka.
In terms of style I can start wearing darker lipsticks more often and my hair won’t be as frizzy. Not to mention – now that I have a job (at a restaurant) I can actually afford to buy myself some new nice clothes every now and again. Online shopping has been taking up a lot of my free time lately.
Thanksgiving and Halloween are right around the corner!
Autumn, you mark the beginning of the ‘Holiday half of the year,’ and I love the holiday half of the year. I love pumpkin carving and apple cider and light-hearted Halloween movies and themed tv episodes. (I’m not trying to watch *horror horror* like Saw or Insidious or whatever. That’s a hard pass for me.)
I love getting together with my family and eating a ton of great food and I even love the family Fantasy Football league we do even though I never win.
New books and music
I already wrote a post about a few books on my ‘Fall TBR list,’ but I’ll say it again. Colleen Hoover and John Green have new books coming out in October and I’m super here for it. In addition to that, Jessie J (one of my absolute favorite singers) has a new album coming out soon after being on a hiatus for what feels like forever. And – I know everyone has mixed opinions – but I’ll be listening to ‘Reputation’ as soon as Taylor Swift drops it at midnight on November 10.
Now, in addition to talking about what I’m excited about, I also need to set some goals.
I already said that this past Summer seemed to drag on for me and I think it was because I didn’t really have any set goals I was working towards. I don’t want that to be the case for you, Autumn. So I’m going to write down some goals, and hopefully writing them out will hold me accountable to sticking to them.
- work on strengthening writing in longer pieces
- be more diligent about saving money
- maintain this blog in a more consistent manner
- read at least 5 books
- say yes to new experiences
I think I’ll even add in some mini goals like spend more time outside and text people first more often – (I should really work on that second one actually). But I’m determined to make this a season of growth, a season for stepping outside of my comfort zone, and a season for putting work into things that will benefit me down the line.
I can’t wait to see how you turn out this year!
What are you looking forward to in Autumn? Do you have any goals?