Looking forward to fall

I have always been sad during the dog days of August. Everything closes, everyone goes on vacation and that is when I am loneliest. A few years ago I found school. Septembers became my favourite month. The month the world rebirths. This year, school is fractured and even with courses going forward, most schools are still more concerned with social political issues than student services. That's life. Life isn't always easy. My resolution this year is to enjoy September and October like I never have before. As it gets colder and darker I am going to be well prepared. With hot chocolate every morning, slippers, blankets, rain gear, etc. With the cold comes a knocking, I am going to face it head on. There are worse things in life as I have found and this fall I am looking forward to more than any in recent memory.

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PippaPi

Aug 30, 2021 at 12:06pm

I'm a person who has always loathed the onslaught of summer:heat,crowds,noise,sooo much sun.I also suffer from reverse sad where depression surges during the summer( and yes,this is a real thing)I welcome wholeheartedly the coming of fall and winter:sweaters,whisky,stews,walks at night in the rain.I used to complain soooooo much about the rain but I realized how much of my energy was being wasted on complaining about something I can't control or change.I let go of my bitching and embraced the beauty of fall and winter.While my friends are feeling depressed already about the approaching fall/ winter,Iam secretly joyous.And with so much going on in the world,I am trying to be grateful for what I have and that includes appreciating that I am still alive to enjoy another season.

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Much thanks

Aug 30, 2021 at 1:46pm

Your positivity encourages me in these hard times.

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@much thanks

Aug 30, 2021 at 4:39pm

I'm glad my words could offer you some encouragement.That made my day.

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May you have a sweet New Year

Aug 30, 2021 at 4:55pm

The Jewish New Year is next week....September. My wish to you and everyone who embraces this time of year as a time of reflection and renewal is L'Shana Tova and a sweet new year!

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yes

Aug 30, 2021 at 5:10pm

let the good times roll

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Nice

Aug 30, 2021 at 5:24pm

This made me feel optimistic. Thank you!

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I love it too

Aug 30, 2021 at 7:59pm

Fall is wonderful. For me it’s also a time where I feel more comfortable physically. I burn in the sun and I hate feeling hot and sweaty all the time! Bring on the crisp days, the boots and jeans, and the gorgeous colours. After the blistering heat of the past months, it’s time!

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anonymous

Aug 30, 2021 at 10:13pm

I also love the fall! I've never done well with the heat of summer, and intensity of the sun. Sure, the cherry blossoms in spring are nice, but I much prefer the colours of the changing leaves in the fall. That golden light of the late afternoon sun. The feeling of the cool air as the temperature drops. For me, it is the most visceral of the seasons. I look forward to it every year!

One great thing about living here is that the fall seems to last longer than in other parts of the country.

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Cool is ok

Sep 1, 2021 at 11:09am

Except when it starts getting dark at 430.

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