COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: Falling into my favourite season

Opinion Sep 30, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

The fall is my favourite time of year. I love this season for the beautiful colours, the sights and the smells. Think turkey and apple pie.

The air is cooler and more refreshing, which is a nice break from the often stifling heat and humidity of the summer — this summer being a very pleasant exception!

I know some people don’t like fall because it means the end of summer and the impending winter season. However, fall can be a really great time of year.

If you are a student, the fall ushers in a new academic year, which was always exciting for a bookish nerd like me.

A new school year means the opportunity to learn new things, to broaden your mind, and to make new friends.

If you are in the workforce, the fall is a time to wind down from summer vacation and to start a new workplace project. It can be a good time to look for a new job, or enroll in an educational course to improve your professional development and enhance your resume for future opportunities.

Regardless of your station in life, the fall is a great time to get yourself organized into a solid routine. To make schedules and more importantly, to stick to them! To get going on that “to do” list that you put off over the summer, and hope that it’s finished by Christmas.

It’s a perfect time to start a new hobby that you have always been interested in trying.

Maybe it’s taking a photography course, learning how to knit or draw, or building a collection of some sort.

The fall is also a good time to connect with friends and family you may not have seen much over the busy vacation-filled summer months. I really enjoy meeting up with friends for a tea, visiting art galleries, watching a show at the theatre, attending the many fall fairs or going antique shopping together.

Finally, this is the season of Halloween, my favourite (non-statutory) holiday. Nothing says fall like ghosts, witches and vampires. Who couldn’t love a season that allows us to indulge our inner child as we dress up in costumes and pretend to be someone or something else for the day?

Overall, the fall is a season of opportunities.

Opportunity is knocking, so why not open the door and see what this season offers?

Kelly Bucci works in Hamilton and lives on Hamilton Mountain.

If you would like to write in this space, call editor Gord Bowes at 905-664-8800 ext. 335.

COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: Falling into my favourite season

Opinion Sep 30, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

The fall is my favourite time of year. I love this season for the beautiful colours, the sights and the smells. Think turkey and apple pie.

The air is cooler and more refreshing, which is a nice break from the often stifling heat and humidity of the summer — this summer being a very pleasant exception!

I know some people don’t like fall because it means the end of summer and the impending winter season. However, fall can be a really great time of year.

If you are a student, the fall ushers in a new academic year, which was always exciting for a bookish nerd like me.

A new school year means the opportunity to learn new things, to broaden your mind, and to make new friends.

If you are in the workforce, the fall is a time to wind down from summer vacation and to start a new workplace project. It can be a good time to look for a new job, or enroll in an educational course to improve your professional development and enhance your resume for future opportunities.

Regardless of your station in life, the fall is a great time to get yourself organized into a solid routine. To make schedules and more importantly, to stick to them! To get going on that “to do” list that you put off over the summer, and hope that it’s finished by Christmas.

It’s a perfect time to start a new hobby that you have always been interested in trying.

Maybe it’s taking a photography course, learning how to knit or draw, or building a collection of some sort.

The fall is also a good time to connect with friends and family you may not have seen much over the busy vacation-filled summer months. I really enjoy meeting up with friends for a tea, visiting art galleries, watching a show at the theatre, attending the many fall fairs or going antique shopping together.

Finally, this is the season of Halloween, my favourite (non-statutory) holiday. Nothing says fall like ghosts, witches and vampires. Who couldn’t love a season that allows us to indulge our inner child as we dress up in costumes and pretend to be someone or something else for the day?

Overall, the fall is a season of opportunities.

Opportunity is knocking, so why not open the door and see what this season offers?

Kelly Bucci works in Hamilton and lives on Hamilton Mountain.

If you would like to write in this space, call editor Gord Bowes at 905-664-8800 ext. 335.

COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: Falling into my favourite season

Opinion Sep 30, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

The fall is my favourite time of year. I love this season for the beautiful colours, the sights and the smells. Think turkey and apple pie.

The air is cooler and more refreshing, which is a nice break from the often stifling heat and humidity of the summer — this summer being a very pleasant exception!

I know some people don’t like fall because it means the end of summer and the impending winter season. However, fall can be a really great time of year.

If you are a student, the fall ushers in a new academic year, which was always exciting for a bookish nerd like me.

A new school year means the opportunity to learn new things, to broaden your mind, and to make new friends.

If you are in the workforce, the fall is a time to wind down from summer vacation and to start a new workplace project. It can be a good time to look for a new job, or enroll in an educational course to improve your professional development and enhance your resume for future opportunities.

Regardless of your station in life, the fall is a great time to get yourself organized into a solid routine. To make schedules and more importantly, to stick to them! To get going on that “to do” list that you put off over the summer, and hope that it’s finished by Christmas.

It’s a perfect time to start a new hobby that you have always been interested in trying.

Maybe it’s taking a photography course, learning how to knit or draw, or building a collection of some sort.

The fall is also a good time to connect with friends and family you may not have seen much over the busy vacation-filled summer months. I really enjoy meeting up with friends for a tea, visiting art galleries, watching a show at the theatre, attending the many fall fairs or going antique shopping together.

Finally, this is the season of Halloween, my favourite (non-statutory) holiday. Nothing says fall like ghosts, witches and vampires. Who couldn’t love a season that allows us to indulge our inner child as we dress up in costumes and pretend to be someone or something else for the day?

Overall, the fall is a season of opportunities.

Opportunity is knocking, so why not open the door and see what this season offers?

Kelly Bucci works in Hamilton and lives on Hamilton Mountain.

If you would like to write in this space, call editor Gord Bowes at 905-664-8800 ext. 335.