It’s 90 degrees outside as I type this. And I’ve already watched Hocus Pocus twice, the Corpse Bride once, visited three pumpkin patches, put “Thriller” on replay, and stocked up on Chai tea. There’s a felt “Happy Halloween” sign hanging on my living room wall. Yes, I’m that person, and I’m not ashamed.
It’s felt like an endless summer. Not just in terms of heat (that too), but I’ve spent most of the summer adjusting to the ‘new normal’ of living in my own apartment, learning to take care of myself while my parents, 3,800 miles away, enjoy the Hawaiian scenery they now call home, and getting my footing in a new job (at almost 8 months into the role, it truly flew by - pun intended). So I’m welcoming Fall as a marker that I’ve adjusted to all of these changes, and can finally worry about super fun things like traveling, pumpkins, and the leaves changing colors. And if Houston doesn’t cool off fast enough, I’m booking a plane ticket to some place with snow.
My friend Abdul and I were on a mission to find a free-to-attend local pumpkin patch, and after some thorough Facebook Events investigation, we found one at First Christian Church off of 22101 Morton Ranch Rd, Katy, Texas 77449 (find the Facebook event here).
Unbelievably, we were the only two people there the entire time, which was perfect luck for or spontaneous photo shoot. (Did I mention how excited I am to have replaced my camera that was stolen in May with a Sony a6300/18-105mm lens?! No? I’M EXCITED.)
More reasons I’m looking forward to Fall:
Exploring San Francisco with Mariana in October for one weekend (beating my previous record of 24 hours in San Fran for an internship presentation)
Being a part of Noha’s bridal shower festivities in Los Angeles in November and watching her get MARRIED in December (I’m not crying, you are)
Yotham and I are visiting my parents for Thanksgiving in Oahu - and getting our first-ever professional couples photo shoot, thanks to the incredibly talented Emily Choy - destination: Makua Caves (!!!)
Yotham graduating from University of Houston in December (!!!)
Blogging / Vlogging more now that I have a camera to create content with
Keeping those Chai lattes coming
What are you looking forward to this Fall?
That’s the Creme de la Em.