As the days slowly begin to shorten and a crispness enters the air, we are all faced with a sad realization: summer is coming to an end. However, rather than pining over the loss of languid summer days, I find myself looking forward to the change of season. From the exquisite colours of the changing leaves to gathering with friends and family over Thanksgiving dinner, fall is a refreshing change from the hot, humid days of summer. Here are my top suggestions for beating the end-of- summer blues and getting excited about the coming fall season:

Participate in fall activities

Clarington is brimming with fun and interesting activities to participate in this fall. From Halloween haunts to apple picking and fall fairs, there is no end to the events and festivities to attend in Clarington this autumn. Check out this calendar to see what fun and exciting events are taking place in Clarington in the coming months.

Indulge in fall-inspired food

The fall season is brimming with delicious goodies to satisfy anyone’s appetite. Whether you’re partial to a pumpkin spice latte or are constantly dreaming of Thanksgiving dinner, this season boasts some of the most delicious food of the year. I suggest visiting your local farmer’s market and orchards, so you can fill your table with fresh seasonal vegetables and finally learn how to master the perfect apple pie.

Start fresh

For many people, the end of summer often signifies a fresh start. Whether it’s starting a new school or returning to work after summer vacation, fall is the perfect time to start anew and set some fresh goals.

Throw an end of summer party

What better way to say goodbye to summer and usher in a new season than with a party. Take advantage of the last warm days of summer to host a final outdoor BBQ for friends and family and give the summer season one last hooray.

Embrace the coziness

While it is slightly depressing saying goodbye to flip-flops, summer dresses, and bathing suits, there is something uniquely comforting about exchanging your summer wardrobe for fall essentials. Cozy socks, chunky sweaters, and fleece blankets will soon be your daily essentials. Fall is a time for curling up with a blanket by the fire and indulging in the comforts of home.

I hope you have had an enjoyable summer and are looking forward to the coming season as much as I am. What are you looking most forward to this fall? I would love to hear from you!

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