Fall is such a nostalgic season.
It reminds me of starting a new school year. It reminds me of college. Of football season. Of sweatshirts and jeans. Of piles of leaves. Of wineries. Of pumpkin spice lattes. Of new leather boots.
This is the first time I’m actually excited about fall. In the past, fall has just been the gateway season from my favorite season — summer — to my least favorite season — winter. It seems like fall never lasts long enough.
For the past three fall seasons I’ve worked from home. Now that I work in my studio I actually leave my building every day! I think that has a huge affect on why I’m actually excited about fall. Sure, I’ll miss Sundays by the pool and days where I can wear a tank top without being cold, but this year I’m ready for fall. I look forward to wearing sweaters and boots. Hats and coats. Layering and dark nail polish.
As much as the changing leaves mean we are getting closer and closer to winter, they sure are beautiful to watch, especially here on the east coast (the leaves in Vermont last fall were almost unreal). I loathe it getting dark earlier, but I do like the corresponding going to bed earlier, waking up earlier that tends to go along with that.
Tell me — what is your favorite season, and what do you love/loathe about fall?
Photos and lettering by Meg Biram