Why I won’t fall for fall

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Why I won’t fall for fall

Madeline Weekley

Madeline Weekley

Madeline Weekley

Madeline Weekely '21, Staff Writer

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The season of sweaters, pumpkin spice, Halloween, cider mills, flannels and colorful leaves is almost upon us. This perfect season is everyone’s favorite time of year, right? Wrong! Fall is by far the worst season on planet Earth.

Everyone seems to think that fall has the most beautiful scenery due to the changing and falling leaves, but when you look a bit closer, you’ll notice they’re more of a hassle than anything else. Raking up piles of leaves day after day is one of the most tedious processes that I have ever experienced. I always spend so much time one day raking up piles of leaves and dragging them to the curb, only to have new leaves on the ground by the next day. Not only is this frustrating, but time consuming as well. Also, after the leaves have been lying on the ground for a few days they turn brown and shriveled up, no longer taking on that pretty aesthetic that they possessed just days before.

Not to forget, allergies are most present during late summer and early fall according to everydayhealth.com. I experience a very bad runny nose and frequent sneezing during the fall which makes the transition even more unpleasant than need be. This doesn’t blend well with school either since I am constantly having to disrupt my learning by getting tissues in the middle of class. This makes things very inconvenient and causes any fun fall activities like pumpkin patch and cider mill trips to be even harder to enjoy.

Additionally, with the daylight becoming more and more scarce and the nature around me dying, I feel disappointed watching summer (my favorite season) fade away. For some people, this is an actual mental disorder called seasonal affective disorder (SAD) which most commonly occurs in the fall and winter according to Mayo Clinic. This is caused by the change in serotonin and melatonin levels that come with the transition of seasons. I believe that seasons really do have an effect on our mental state, whether we notice it or not, and for some people this effect during the fall is a very negative one.

Lastly, the cold weather is my least favorite thing of all. It makes it extra hard to get out of a cozy, warm bed each morning and up into the cold autumn air. Nhs.uk stated that cold temperatures cause people to feel sleepy throughout the day and if the weather is too cold it is very difficult for some people to sleep at night. Aside from the sleeping issue, I have enjoyed walking my friend’s dog every week in the summer and it was nice to be out in the sunny weather, but now I have to walk in the chilly breeze. This is inconvenient because with my allergies and my least favorite weather combined, I won’t be enjoying nature but instead waiting for the moment that I get to step inside.

Of course there are some fun things about this disgraceful season, like holidays and the school dance, but the cons still far outweigh the pros. In my mind, fall takes the spot as the worst season and unless the weather stays warm and my allergies don’t appear, my feelings will remain that way forever.

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