Today’s post is inspired by Mama Kat’s Writing Workshop. Check her out, and see her post and all the others taking part in today’s workshop.
Growing up on a tropical island has its benefits. I’m not gonna lie and moan about it being hot all the time (hello beach/pool/springs!) or anything lame like that. I really wouldn’t have had it any other way. But lemme tell you, when you’re genetically predisposed to having a little extra cushion in the tummy area, ummm you can have some trying self-esteem moments. Especially when your friends are parading around in their little bikinis talking about “I can’t understand women who let themselves get a paunch – I meeeaan there are Exercises for that!” Oh. Shut. Up. Skinny wench.
And so it is, I have to say I did feel some relief when I was able to travel abroad to pursue my studies in an area with real seasons, and where I discovered my favourite season of all – Fall. Or Autumn as I prefer to call it in my head. Much more romantic-sounding. In my humble opinion, it’s too short of a season, and should be stretched out more. Mother Nature, please take note. Peaceful, tranquil Fall, how do I love thee. Let me count the ways…
1. Cooler temperature. I mean this is just right. This is like being able to walk around with the air-condition unit on outside. It’s comfortable. You don’t break into a sweat at the first few paces outside the door… Lovely.
2. Lower humidity! Those of you with curly hair know what I’m talking about here. Spring and Summer wreaks havoc on my curly tresses. But come Fall, I look like I am at the salon every day!
3. Autumn leaves. I love Autumn leaves soooo much, that I’m giving them extra entries in this list for all the reasons I love them. Minus one for raking them up. That I don’t like.
4. Autumn leaves – I love them changing on the trees. I have had the privilege of seeing the changing of the leaves and the beauty they create from Philadelphia up to Maine. In terms of a scenic landscape, there’s not much that can beat that. At least not to me.
5. Autumn leaves – I love them rustling on the ground. And the smell of shuffling through the falling leaves… The stuff of dreams. As you can see, I am a hopeless romantic.
6. Pumpkin pie. Twilight walks through freshly fallen leaves, with pumpkin pie to greet you at the end. Oh this has got to be a tiny slice of heaven.
And that about wraps up my favourite Fall things. Now head over to Mama Kat’s and read all about hers. Better yet, write something yourself! Today’s prompts are:
1.) If You Give A Mom A Moment…
2.) What’s the message you would craft
3.) Your Fall favorites.
4.) If your pet could talk, what would you want to know?
5.)If you could only focus on three things in life and pursue them fully, leaving everything else, what would they be and why?