Arizona; Prescott — As the days grow shorter and the air turns more crisp, there is an undeniable sense of anticipation that sweeps over us with the arrival of fall. It's a time when nature herself undergoes a profound rearrangement, shedding her vibrant summer attire for a more muted and contemplative wardrobe. However, it's not just the landscape that transforms; fall has an almost magical way of ushering change in our lives as well.
For many, the most enticing aspect of fall is indulging in beloved seasonal traditions. The aroma of pumpkin spice lattes wafts through the air, beckoning us to savor the cozy comforts of autumn. There's something undeniably comforting about wrapping yourself in a warm blanket, cradling a steaming mug of hot chocolate, and immersing yourself in the world of “Gilmore Girls”. This change from the outdoor adventures of summer to the indoor coziness of fall is a welcome shift that allows us to recharge and reconnect with ourselves.
Alternatively, if you're the adventurous type, fall offers a different kind of change — a change in scenery. The once-verdant landscapes gradually transform into a breathtaking display of red, orange, and yellow, as if nature is putting on a grand spectacle before the quiet slumber of winter. This shift in the scenery compels us to step outside and witness the beauty of change in real-time. A simple walk through the woods or a visit to a nearby park can be a profound experience, reminding us of the cyclical nature of life and the beauty that comes with time.
Fall also has a unique way of inspiring personal transformation. It's a season that encourages us to embrace change in our own lives. Just as trees release their leaves, we too can let go of what no longer serves us — be it unhealthy habits, negative thoughts, or toxic relationships. The brisk air and crisp leaves seem to invigorate our spirits, making it an ideal time to embark on new endeavors and set fresh goals.
The arrival of fall is a gentle reminder that change is an inherent part of life's rhythm. So, as the leaves change and the world around us transforms, let's take this season as an invitation to welcome change into our own lives with open arms.
Angelina Tonella (she/her) is an Embry Riddle Aeronautical University freshman in Prescott, Arizona. She is an Aeronautical Science major and has a passion for environmental justice.
Edited by NaTyshca Pickett