Appreciation Post for Fall

Why do I love fall?

 

I love fall because of the sound the leaves make as I walk down my street, crunching under my worn-in black vans.

 

I love fall because of the cool crisp breeze that is pushing at my back as a step onto the bus, heading downtown. The breeze that allows me to retire all my shorts and t-shirts, breaking out beloved sweaters from the depths of my closet.

 

I love fall because as I sit down in my seat, it is “socially acceptable” to whip out my headphones from my backpack, and play jams such as “September” and “Sweater Weather” on repeat, without getting sick of the season-related tunes.

 

I love fall because as I walk into the coffee shop I am embraced by the sweet smells of pumpkin, cinnamon as well as other spices. Soft chatter of university students back in town surrounds me, greeting friends while clutching coffees with bright smiles on their faces.

 

A similar smile lights up on my own face, when I see my friends waiting for me in the corner of the store, ready to study for our first test of the year.

 

The corner where the light shines the brightest, lit up by the Halloween-inspired fairy lights hanging on the wall.

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Goodbye Summer 

It is now September which means one thing: Fall is almost here.
Because of that, I decided to create a video that includes some highlights of my summer. Since I was quite busy for the past two months I did not have much time to write any posts, so I hope you enjoy the video as well as my next few entries which will be coming soon!

 

Song used: Honolulu by Last Dinosaurs

A List of Things That Make Us Happy

2016 has been….. an interesting year to say the least. From bottle flipping to an election, many things happened.

Some may argue that the year has been one of the worst in their lifetime.

To shift away from all that negativity, I would like to make my last blog post of 2016 a list of things that make you happy. Items, animals, people or events that bring joy into our lives, or maybe an everyday action or occurrence. I hope this list makes you smile, and that you end your 2016 on a happy note.

  1. Smiling
  2. Pets
  3. Rainy days
  4. The weekend (the days not the singer!!!)
  5. Pizza
  6. Warm blankets
  7. Hot chocolate, tea or coffee
  8. Oversized sweaters and shirts
  9. Old and cherished books
  10. Calligraphy (who doesn’t love beautiful handwriting?)
  11. A hug
  12. Being able to sleep in
  13. Reflecting on old happy memories
  14. Feeling the wind in your face
  15. Anything fluffy
  16. Stretching your limbs after you have staying in one spot for awhile, or after you wake up
  17. Find new and good music
  18. Singing
  19. A good hair day
  20. Paint mixing videos
  21. When your phone is 100% charged
  22. A perfectly symmetric photo
  23. The perfect winged eyeliner, on both eyes
  24. Seeing your friends happy
  25. Reading a good book

Surround yourself with things that make you happy in 2017, and have a happy new year.