Although Autumn doesn’t officially begin until the 22nd of September this year in the UK, as soon as I tick the last day of August off my calendar- I consider it Autumn. Despite the fact here in the UK, we complain about the weather pretty much every day and are longing for Summer all year, I am looking forward to the upcoming season meaning it’s time for my ‘Seasonal Goals’ blog post. For those of you who haven’t read one of these posts before, at the beginning of each season, I like to blog my goals of which I would like to accomplish over the next three months. I have done this for both the seasons of Spring and Summer– so now it’s time for Autumn!
Discover the outdoors
Personally, I believe that Autumn is the most beautiful season. The bright green leaves start to fade to oranges and golds which pile through the pathways of woodland walks and parks, waking up in the morning to a bright, golden sunlight and going to sleep with sparkling stars in the inky black sky. I want to explore more of it this season. I want to go on a spontaneous walk through the woods with no destination or reason for going (maybe just google maps on my phone in case if I lose my bearings!). Even just a walk around the neighbourhood or a walk to the local shops just so I’m not staying in the house too much, as there will be many days spending in the house when the Autumn rain and wind start to hit the UK, so I might as well make the most of the good weather.
Start the school year with a ‘bang’
On the 6th of September, I start sixth from college at my school. I worked extremely hard in my five years of secondary school which all paid off as I was rewarded with 2 A*s, 8A’s and 1 B in my GCSEs which is my biggest achievement ever! This season, I want to get straight into school and work extremely hard. This means I can stay on top of all my work, stay organised and stay on track to getting as good results in my AS exams next year! I hope to start off well in all my subjects and get some good results in my Mocks!
Spend less time online
Like most teenagers, I spend a large part of my daily life online. But this season, I don’t want to be scrolling through Instagram for hours on end- I want to be doing something different. I want to read new books in front of the fire, laugh at films with my brother and get out all the old board games with my family and scream with laughter over every game. In November, my family and I are spending a weekend away in a Woodland resort in the UK, in this time, I plan to have a bit of a social media detox. I may not go online at all- or maybe for only an hour a day. I just want to experience spending more time with family and living in the present- rather than living online.
Enjoy upcoming events
Autumn, for me, is the most eventful season of the year. I have lots of friends and families birthday celebrations to enjoy, including my own! As well as other events such as starting sixth form college, or enjoying Guy Fawkes night on November 5th. This season I really want to make the most of all these exciting dates on my calendar and make some fabulous memories to look back on.
Have fun with autumn fashion
Autumn has to be one of my favourite times when regarding fashion. I love the scarves, burgundy and oversized cardigans, but I actually never end up exploring all these fashions by trying them out myself as I feel too self-conscious. Over the next three months, I want to wear that scarf that I normally wouldn’t dare to wear or throw on that coat I don’t think I could ever pull off. It’s all about having fun (and staying warm!) so I would like to do that in some fun, pretty outfits!
These are five things that I hope to achieve or improve this season- I hope you enjoyed reading and maybe it’s made you think of what you want to achieve this Autumn!