This has been a long time coming, but I'm finally going to have to take away your title of "my favorite season." You've held that title for a long as I can remember, but when I truly face the facts of it, I really don't think you can be my "favorite" any longer.
I know we grew up together and I longed for you to come each year because it meant that school would be on break finally. It meant endless days of playing in the backyard, riding our bikes, drinking cool water from the garden hose, chasing down the ice cream man, and lying under the crack of my grandparents' closed bedroom door because it would channel the air conditioning to blow hard on a hot day.
Those were great memories, but I'm sorry to admit that my heart has changed.
This summer, especially, the heat has been a little relentless. The humidity from the hurricanes in Baja have brought weeks of humidity and has made our typically normally warm summer, a sweaty, sticky, HOT one. Me and humidity, nope. We don't get along well at all. I think I realize that I'm not really that fond of heat.
Along with the humid heat, the bugs and insects seem to be everywhere this summer. My body has become increasingly allergic to insect bites, especially of the mosquito kind. Somehow these rogue mosquitoes even find their way INSIDE buildings and only seem to enjoy on snacking on my sweet blood. The welts that I've suffered from this summer have been numbered by the many. And why is it never just ONE bite, but 6 instead?!
Therefore, I just cannot say that you are my favorite season any longer. And I'm sorry to inform you that I think that Autumn has taken your place.
Even though we don't get a true fall here in San Diego, the idea of it delights me each year. The colors of changing leaves, the cool, crisp weather... and everything PUMPKIN! We don't get all of the changing colors, but on cooler days, it's nice to feel the crisp air. We normally have warm falls, but I've got my fingers crossed that it might be a cooler one so I can finally wear all of the scarves, jackets, and boots that I own.
Plus, have I mentioned that I love everything pumpkin?!
So, summer, we've had many good years together and I do enjoy you when you come around each year, but I'm happy to finally admit that Autumn, you truly are my favorite season.
A fan of Autumn
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