The Ultimate Fall Bucket List

We’re pretty far along into autumn already. It’s hard to believe that it’s November and Christmas is next month aka my favorite holiday/time of the year! But until the festive season begins, we start with the month of Thanksgiving. I hope your November will be filled with lots of gratitude and appreciation to those people who have helped you get to where you are today. And just be thankful for everything you have. For all the blog posts in November, I’ll be writing one thing I am grateful for and why. I encourage you all to do the same, whether that be in the comment section below or elsewhere. No matter if you write down your thanks, always remember to take a moment everyday to be grateful. For this first one, I am thankful for my family and friends who have aided me in whatever I needed. My family has been a huge support system since day one and I can’t thank them enough for what they have given me. I’m so thankful for all my friends because without them, I’d be the socially awkward person who stayed at home/in my dorm all the time. Love you all lots!

This first post is about bucket lists. Bucket list are an amazing way to experience autumn and be adventurous. There's nothing better than doing a list of fun fall activities with family and friends. Autumn is one of my favorite seasons because all the leaves are changing color and you can feel that brisk breeze in the morning air teasing you that winter is coming. Fall at St. Olaf is quite the vision. Colorful leaves and musical wind chimes everyday is something I don’t think I’ll get tired of anytime soon. Here is a list of a few fun fall activities to do this month:

1) Go to a pumpkin patch.

It’s so much fun to be able to go pick your own pumpkin. When I went to my local pumpkin patch, they had so many cute photo ops and their whole space was very festive. It made my feel so happy! Although Halloween may be over, pumpkins are perfect for decor or for pumpkin pies. Yum!

 

2) Eat candy.

So it’s post-Halloween and all the candy at Target is on sale. What do you do? Run to the nearest Target to buy all the candy because why not? What's your favorite candy? Mine are kit-kats!

3) Read.

I honestly can read at any time on any day. I feel like autumn especially is the perfect time to curl up on your couch with a bunch of blankets, a steaming cup of tea, and a fireplace burning (Netflix’s fireplace will do as well) and read a good book. Many new and thrilling books are out this season, so go and browse your local Barnes & Noble for a great read!

4) Corn maze.

Nothing says fall more than going to a corn maze or, in my case, a sunflower maze. Don’t get lost!

 

5) Go on a hike.

Find a hiking companion and layer up! This hike might get chilly! 

6) Make some delicious pumpkin spice cookies.

Or if you are like me and can’t bake whatsoever, buy the Pillsbury ready-to-bake cookies which taste just as good.

7)  Go apple picking.

I love apples! And being able to pick some (while you eat some) is honestly the best. This year was my first time going to pick apples and I'm definitely going to go next year!

 

8) Have a Fall photo shoot.

Grab all your friends and a camera to capture all those leaf-throwing pics! You don't have to be a professional to take amazing pictures. As long as you have some natural light, a beautiful backdrop, and a device that can capture memories, you are good to go!

*all photos were taken by me