We made it through the stifling heat of summer. We survived the endless rains of spring. Now, it’s time to enter — well, let’s just call it fall for the time being.
I wish I could be appropriately dainty about this, but I’m kicking and screaming over here. It’s a full blown temper tantrum. Why, fall, do you insist on coming in and ruining this seriously awesome groove that summer and I have going? My flip flops were perfectly molded to my feet and I had the best iced coffees in New York down.
Now we’re entering the land of early sunsets, Barn/Barbour coats and squash cooked in more than ten ways. Fall has arrived, whether or not we were ready. At least there’s one thing we can depend on, though it certainly seems like a feeble excuse to me.
In an attempt to make this season less depressing, I’m creating a list, a fall bucket list. Here are 21 things that I will do during the season to make it feel less yucky. Hopefully we’ll have fun, though I can’t promise that our toes won’t freeze.
- Make a pumpkin pie
- Visit a new city
- Cook a “thanksgiving” feast
- Go to London, specifically to see the Natural History museum
- Make an inspiration board
- Take a spinning class
- Make gingerbread
- Buy a cookbook
- Take some lovely photos of leaves
- Write a NaNoWriMo novel
- Buy and read the new Bill Bryson book
- Attend a careers services event at my university
- Eat Indian food, at a restaurant
- Blog about Clifton Suspension Bridge
- Go 1 month without buying clothing (I’m thinking November or October)
- Make a soup from scratch
- Plan a trip to a new country
- Make a Christmas-season bucket list
- Do some kind of DIY
- Spend a night in a hotel
- Buy and read Monocle Magazine
Your turn! What’s on your fall bucket list? Do we share anything?