Monday, September 2, 2013

Looking forward to fall!

A lot of people are very upset about summer being officially over. Apparently everyone considers Labor Day to be the unofficial end of the season. While I am also sad about this, I thought I should write a post about the things I am looking forward to for my first fall/winter in NYC! There are so many parts that I love about September-December - I want to focus on that instead of the fact that my swim suits will probably not see the light of day for the next 8 months (moment of silence for that, please). And there are other things that are happening right now that I am excited about, too!

  • My adult swim team is starting tomorrow. I started swimming with the team during last season, but we just had a 2 week break while they cleaned the pool. Now this season is starting up again tomorrow night and I cannot wait to FINALLY get back into shape. AND to compete at meets!
  • Moving into and decorating my new apartment. I've talked about how I am currently living in the building of my next place, but we are moving to the unit exactly 5 floors below us. In a week we will be all done with that and will just have to put the finishing touches on decorating and such! Very excited for this headache to be over (and to not have to be sleeping on a blowup mattress every night).
  • Football season! I. LOVE. FOOTBALL. I know a lot of people like college football, which I do too, but my college team WAS AWFUL, so I gravitate more to the NFL. Football is my favorite sport, and I am excited for my first season as a New York Giants fan! Though the Chicago Bears will always hold a special place in my heart, I gotta get with this NYC sports camaraderie!
  • Seeing what is going to happen with this guy...I've been hanging out/talking with this guy for a little bit now. He's so awesome (I've written about him before) and I am excited to see what happens with us! Still not looking for anything super serious at this point in my life, but it will be fun to just hang out and get to know each other better :) Big smiley face for that one!
  • Halloween. It will be my first Halloween in NYC!! I've had some costume problems in the past (ie - I put on a teal dress with a black belt and called myself a crayon) but this season I want to be so much better and go all out with my costumes! Ahh I need to start looking into different parties at clubs and bars and such to see how my friends and I will celebrate this crazy fun day/weekend.
  • TV shows resuming. Now that I have a TV again, I am really looking forward to some of my favorite shows starting up again! The shows I keep up on are Parks and Rec (actually watching a marathon of it right now that's on this FXX channel I just discovered), Modern Family, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Workaholics. But now I will probably be watching a lot more shows because one of my roommates works in TV production. 
  • Fall fashion. I love fall and winter fashion. The coats are so cute, and a great pair of skinny jeans makes me incredibly happy. All the fashion trends are great for this coming season, and I can't wait for the weather to change so we can all take full advantage!
  • Holidays in NYC. Saved the best for last - SPENDING THE HOLIDAY SEASON IN NEW YORK CITY! This is probably going to be one of my favorite things about living here. I'm already planning going to the Rockefeller Center tree early in the morning to beat the tourists. And OBVI I'm going to participate in SantaCon (been counting down the days to that since I saw all the pics of it last year). It's going to be awesome!
So beautiful! What's not  to love about this?!
So, if you're really sad about summer being over, I am definitely with you on that one. But just think of all the fun that's to come! I'm so excited for the last part of 2013 :)

<3, Charlotte

18 comments:

  1. ok i am one of those people so sad about summer being over...i think if i could be tan in fall i'd be more excited over it. BUT your list makes me more excited!!! can't wait to hear more about this boy. AND yes...football and halloween - all.good.things!

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    1. SO WITH YOU ON THE TAN THING! Ahh I wish you could get tan through windows so we could tan during the winter time, haha!

      <3, Charlotte

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  2. Hey Charlotte! What a great post! I love Fall too and all that it holds, especially all the beautiful colors & Halloween! I have been busy making tons of paper mache pumpkins and just finished cutting on this week that looks like the Jack Skeleton pumpkin! I am so excited to get to the point of actually painting these soon. I am so excited for you too for all of the great stuff that is going on in your life. New place, new boy, new experiences, new holiday traditions in a new city and so much more! Have a great day!

    Valerie

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    1. Thank you so much! :) Really means a lot - I'm glad you really like fall too!

      <3, Charlotte

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  3. yay for new beginnings...and fall! i am still a summer girl at heart and naturally sad to see the season end, but i DO have to say that new beginnings are always necessary. yay for the boy, your new apartment, and FALL FASHION! :)

    a big hug! love, taylor
    bloganticipation.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww thanks lovely! Yes fall fashion I am so so excited for! And kinda the weather (though not the freezing coldness) bc it was so gross here today in NYC. I need this humidity to end!

      <3, Charlotte

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  4. I LOVE New York during fall and definitely during the holiday season. Sometimes it's fun just to act like a tourist and walk along 5th Ave or check out the Macy's display on 34th St. You may get sick of the cold but at least you get to wear super cute coats lol.

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    1. Exactly! And I will definitely be doing both of those things :) Very excited to be spending this season here!

      <3, Charlotte

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  5. You are so lucky you get to live there! Attending the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade is way up on my bucketlist! When I do plan a trip there it will certainly be in the Fall! XO

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    1. OH MY GOODNESS THAT IS A GREAT IDEA! I never even thought of that but now I really want to go!

      <3, Charlotte

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  6. I'm looking forward to fall too! This fall marks a new journey in my life!

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    1. Can't wait to follow along :)

      <3, Charlotte

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  7. I'm so sad about summer ending but your blog got me excited for fall. Thank god fall TV shows will be starting again and now we have the holidays to look forward to. I was in the city for SantaCon last year, craziness!
    -Alex
    http://monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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    1. No way, that is so cool! SantaCon is one of the things I am looking forward to the most!

      <3, Charlotte

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  8. I'm with you! I LOVE Fall! Everything about it besides the fact that its short and snow is right behind it.

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    1. Hahaha very true, but I do think snow is good for the Christmas spirit! Definitely does not make for a fun morning commute though.

      <3, Charlotte

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  9. New York is very exciting! I would be excited for Halloween n' the holidays too! Congrats on moving doll! That's huge!

    *Besos*
    http://www.cmichellestyles.com
    Instagram: cmichellestyles

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  10. Charlotte, this post is great, and I'm so glad I stumbled upon this now, because it's making me feel less sad about the end of yet another summer! Hope all is going well!

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