By Jessica Ciarczynski
We are finally letting go of August weather and breathing in September air. It means the autumn weather is slowly approaching us in the Northern Hemisphere. A new season brings hope, opportunities, and in some cases- a fresh start. With the school year rolling around, this means a chance to get your grades up, take new classes, and meet new people. If you’re out of school, this can mean a new fall wardrobe, pumpkin scented candles, and Halloween!
Autumn has a way of making you feel all kinds of good. The weather is a little colder, so blankets are a must. You finally leave the sticky, hot weather of summer (which I personally can not stand). The beautiful leaves ranging from orange to red to purple are a stunning sight. For me, it also means lots of family time because not only do I see my loved ones for Thanksgiving, I also get to see them for my birthday!
Besides my biased opinion of why the approaching season is the best one, there are tons of other reasons. The crisp air is perfect for bonfires and s’mores! The feeling of breathing in the fresh, cool air is unbeatable. It is impossible to say that you don’t like this weather. All in all, take some time this fall to enjoy yourself and the time of year. After all, we’re one step closer to Christmas!
Also, if possible, try to take a few minutes to think about your goals and all you wish to achieve by the end of the year. There are only 4 months left to go! Remember your New Year’s Resolutions and try to reflect on them. Take steps every day to make sure you get the most out of the year.
Join me in welcoming this new season by grabbing a cup of your favorite tea, a good book, and lighting a caramel pumpkin candle (my favourite)!
By Darcy Campbell
I think Spring is my favourite season.
I grew up on a farm, and little baby goats would be born in September, October, and November. I would go out and play with them in the fields, them skipping along the trail and me running behind. I would dance barefoot through the clover grass and my clothes would come back stained in green.
I believe that nostalgia tends to shape how we value things, so it’s understandable that I have so much love for this change of the season. The slowly warming sun and glowing flowers have a special place in my heart, right next to the baby goats and dreamy clouds. I don’t know if I would be the same girl who dances under the sunlight of the long Spring days if it wasn’t for my childhood love of the season.
And if a season can shape me then, a season can shape me now. I’m going to let the fresh air and the singing birds influence the way I see the world, the way I look at the stars, and the way I find joy in my busy life. I’m going to listen to songs that capture the new sunlight into guitars and pianos. I’m going to read books that reflect the humming trees and the buzzing bees. I’m going to drink coffee outside under the dancing clouds and think about ways to help the world into a better place, and dream myself into the stars of Spring.