You know it's fall when...

1. The leaves turn pretty colors and scatter everywhere

Also, raking leaves is a hassle because your pooch is bound to do this.

2. You see the “Basic White Girl Fall Uniform” everywhere

In their defense, this is super comfortable, but I can’t imagine it is very warm.


3. Midterms are happening


Midterms = studying and stress. Make sure to get your work done, but also make time to relax and take breaks.

4. Your favorite TV shows premiere their new seasons

Once Upon a Time, Criminal Minds, the Walking Dead, How to Get Away with Murder, Castle, and so many more. Make sure not to miss one second!


5. Holiday store decorations are displayed

One week, you will walk into Walmart and orange will be everywhere. The day after Thanksgiving, there is red and green all over the store. Enter with caution if you are sensitive to an explosion of colors.

6. Candy suddenly becomes really expensive

Halloween candy is hard to obtain but easy to disappear. My advice is to wait for the day after Halloween to stock up on these chocolaty delights because they go become super cheap and super magical.

7. Suddenly all your friends are inviting you to bonfires

Have fun roasting hotdogs and marshmallows with friends and family. Try not to fight too much over optimal roasting areas of the bonfire!

8. Netflix and cuddling sounds like the perfect Friday night

Dust off your fuzzy blankets and heat up some hot chocolate because it’s cuddling season! Have a movie night of Hocus Pocus while munching on your new candy.

9. The scent of pumpkin spice is everywhere

All I can tell you is that you cannot prepare for this. The scent will hit you everywhere from every direction, and you will not be able to do anything about it. May the odds be ever in your favor.

10. It’s sweater weather

In the beginning of autumn, you can walk out wearing a sweater in the morning but almost die from heatstroke by midday. This becomes less extreme as time goes by, so push your shorts to the back of your closet and break out your fall sweaters!