I’m in love with fall


Ashley Boak

I’ve been in love with fall since November 2002 when I was only three months old.

Dear fall,

I’ve been in love with you since 2002.

While some people obsess over skeletons and Frankenstein, I obsess over turkey and Black Friday sales. I despise Halloween, but I love Thanksgiving with all of my heart. I love the fall weather, crisp leaves, the smell of the turkey cooking in the oven and the sweet deals I can snatch on Black Friday.

Thanksgiving has been my favorite holiday for as long as I can remember. Thanksgiving dinner includes many foods that I love. Warm turkey, buttery rolls, gooey stuffing and cold cranberry sauce are all delicious to me.

Going along with my favorite meal of the year, I love spending time with my family.

While some people may groan about the idea of spending an extended amount of time with their family, I love being able to hang out with my sister when she comes home from Wisconsin. Spending time with family around the holidays just gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling inside. It is also an excuse for all my cousins to come home from college and reminisce about old holiday memories.

The weather around Thanksgiving is amazing. I’m one of the psychotic people who still sleeps with my windows open when it is 43 degrees outside. I go crazy when my room isn’t freezing cold from the frigid air.

The occasional light snow is another thing that I love about fall. I’m not a big fan of winter and blizzards that come along with it, but I do like the occasional snow. I think that the trees with white fluffy snow on their bright orange leaves makes a picture-perfect scene.

Fall fashion is also perfect to me. The cool weather that doesn’t require you to wear a jacket is something I look forward to. I like the idea of being able to walk outside in my mens XXL sweatshirt, leggings and moccasin shoes.

While fall is my favorite season ever, one thing I love about it that relates to winter is decorating for Christmas. My family has a rule that we never decorate for Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving, and you better believe that I grab our Christmas decoration boxes the minute I am done Black Friday shopping.

Dear fall, I wish you could last all year long. I wish that your crisp air and your crunchy leaves could stay forever because I love everything about you.

Ashley Boak