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If you’re anything like me, this year is probably your first time thinking about what to do for the fall. Whether it’s because you have always been busy during this season or because you finally have a group of people willing to try different things with you, although you can always take a self-care day and spend this time with yourself. This is the year to fulfill our dreams. This might feel a little exaggerated on my part but I need to be extra, I need to push myself and do these things now when I have the time, company, and love.

I took some recommendations, did some research on what to do, and I found the perfect ideas to try for the first time this season. Without further ado, here’s the ultimate fall bucket list!

1. Have a bonfire

It’s more so ‘go camping’. What a better time to do so than now? The weather is in our favor. I admit I have done it before, however, it was so long ago I don’t even remember; if it weren’t for the pictures, I would say it was a lie. I’m going to have to buy a tent, then make a hole in the sand, fill it with dry wood, and cruise into the night, more like sleep into the night but you know what I mean. You can even make a day out of it! Find an enclosed beach, go on a road trip, and find a scenic route.

2. Carve a pumpkin

I don’t like pumpkin, don’t judge me, but I can’t stand the smell and don’t even get me started on the texture inside. Actually, I’m sort of questioning this one but they would make adorable decorations…. I might find it disgusting but I’m tired of being left behind on experiences. I’m going to wear gloves and then use the inside to make pumpkin pie. I don’t know how to do that either, but hey! Another thing for the list.

3. Go to a thrift store and find a Halloween costumes

You’ve never been to a thrift store? Guilty as charged. I know, I’m sorry and I will be better. I truly just haven’t had the time. I can almost hear my friend saying “you have the time, you just don’t know how to manage it.” Alright well, I will manage my time correctly this season and make it into a thrift store at least once to find an affordable but adorable costume.

4. Have a fall photo shoot

How cliché and how fun! Let’s stop pretending that these photo shoots aren’t fun. Just choose the worst fall or Halloween outfit you have, invite your closest friends to the mall, take embarrassing pictures in front of a photographer that, let’s be honest, has seen worse, do all the horrible poses, and even choose catastrophic filters for them. I don’t know why, but knowing I’m going to have those memories warms my heart.

5. Have a Halloween movie night

A little overdone, but why not? I have the ultimate movie list too. A Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Monster House, Midsummer, Dead Poet Society, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Sweeney Todd, Ghostbusters, Beetlejuice, Matilda, Labyrinth, The Breakfast Club, Coraline, Chucky, The Addams Family, and Narnia. Those are just the classics. I really do have a 70 movie long list but I won’t get into that, it’s far too long. But you get the deal; you, family or friends, snacks, and a very cozy blanket.

It’s crazy how many more things I wanted to fit into this list like: go to a museum, go on a hike, buy scented candles, sunrise breakfast, a picnic, and so much more. Do not worry, we have time, and I’m sure after reading this list you will make your own, and have as much fun as I will.

Adrianna Lorainne Centeno is majoring in Foreign Languages in the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras, making this their second Bachelor's Degree. They are best known for their ability to engage in conversations with everybody, one of their greatest quantities; along with being creative, versatile and open-minded. Lorainne is a published writer in different platforms thanks to their poetry book "Hours of sleepless nights". You can always find them criticizing and reviewing a book, movie or series and looking for the undertones on everything.