Not falling for fall

I stand outside my window, where the sun is beaming in and I foolishly believe that it’s still summer. I run inside grab a pair of flip-flops and put on a pair of shorts and head outside, only to realize that I was fooled by the sunlight coming through. The temps have dropped and it is cooler and I need shoes and not flip-flops.

While heading outside the streets are doted with girls in their jeans and boots and guys in their sweaters and there is no sign of anyone in shorts believing in the foolish notion that it is still summer.

Everyone seems to have a cheery attitude that the hot humid days are behind them and that cooler temps are here. However, I feel like doomsday is approaching and it will soon be time for me to put my running shoes away and go into hibernation. I am not going to fall for this cooler temps and trees changing color, no, I’m not falling for fall. I refuse to get caught up in the love affair most people have with fall. Yes, I hesitantly admit that it is nice and that I get a chance to open the doors and have cooler breeze come through my apartment…. Despite it all I’m still not falling for fall.

So I head back home dust off my shoes that have gathered dust over the summer and look for my sweaters that are hidden behind myriad of t-shirts and shirts, while I reluctantly start putting away my shorts and flip-flops, trying not to think too much about the fact that summer is actually over.

I don’t want summer to end, I don’t want cooler temps or darkness setting in earlier. Neither do I want to get caught up in the hype of beautiful fall weather or the trees changing color, because most of all I don’t want winter to get here, where I have to wear layers of clothes, stay indoors and put running on hold.

Instead, I want to be able to walk around in shorts and flip-flops, ride my bike and maybe even go to the beach and a sometimes a picnic in the park.

So, no, I am not falling for fall.


About my random musings

I am originally from South East Asia and I moved to the US about 15 years ago to follow my heart. My heart has since been broken a few times, but I continue to be on journey of trying to mend it. I could talk about running, baking or writing in a small crowd, but put me in a room full of strangers and I will be the one standing in a corner people watching. When I am not writing or running, I would be in my kitchen, flour strewn all over the kitchen counters, music playing in the background and me just rolling and folding dough, excited about what my creation will turn out to be. Besides that I love passionately, when I love, I give it my all, not always a good thing, but that is who I am. I jump both feet in and sometimes I come out with regrets but having learnt a lesson. I believe everything happens for a reason and this is my place to share bits and pieces of my life, my adventures and sometimes misadventures. Hope you enjoy reading my stories as much I enjoy sharing them with you.
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13 Responses to Not falling for fall

  1. Angie K says:

    Hm, I didn’t want to fall for fall either, but after wearing light clothes and getting a cold yesterday, I just had to accept that summer is over. I am wearing a warmer coat and winter shoes today, d’oh. Anyway, I like your style of writing, so will follow your blog now. I hope you’ll visit mine, too, and maybe follow back? πŸ™‚


    • Thank you for the follow. I will definitely stop by your blog too and follow. The weather keeps tricking me here. Just when I try to adjust to cooler weather, the sun will be out and make it so warm that I can wear flip flops for a day. I am gonna take whatever I can get.

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  2. Jim says:

    Very good!


  3. Can we all just move somewhere warm and blog? Ahhh, yes.


  4. I like your post! If you start a group of “Not Falling for Fall”, I will join! LOL!


  5. kaygy says:

    For a spur of the moment post, this is really good. I enjoyed reading it. And I got to say, I’m not looking forward to fall too πŸ™‚


  6. schlee93 says:

    It doesn’t seem like you just hit publish- it is really well written! I understand not wanting to put away the running shoes, but I admit I do really love fall and winter =)


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