Pumpkin spice, everything nice

The crisp breeze has finally made its way to Sonoma County. Summer has gone and fall is here, but with the sun always shining is that honestly the case in California? People only know its fall here when pumpkin spice lattes, fuzzy sweaters and knee-high boots are back. 

Due to the drought and global warming, it has not felt like fall except for the trends that have made their way. Even though it’s still eighty degrees, girls still want to live up to the fall trend by wearing their sweaters and boots. 

Don’t act like you don’t complain that you’re sweating when you’re climbing the three flights of stairs in Stevenson Hall while carrying your warm pumpkin spice latte and wearing your over-sized sweater.

It is hard to resist the espresso blend with the unmistakable spices of fall. Ladies, we all know what this is called, nothing but the infamous pumpkin spice latte. This marvelous creation includes my two favorite things in a cup, which is latte and pumpkin. What’s not to love? 

Recently, my roommate was online shopping for boots and asked me what to buy. I told her there is no point because I’m still wearing my flip–flops for a good while. Not only is this weather going to affect the environment, it will affect California girls trying to act like are living in the East Coast. 

Even though we love our California sun, it would be nice to have a little taste of the season change. This is the struggle of living in California. Not only are we wishing for rain because of the drought, but we also wish to start enjoying the cold weather and getting into the spirit of the changing seasons. Spoiled Californians always want what they can’t have.

I believe this time of year is something special because even though the weather has not changed, it means the holiday season will be coming soon. Which means getting into the spirit of the holidays, spending time with family and eating a lot of food. It’s around this time when you know the year is coming to a close, and things that you wanted to accomplish from your New Year’s resolution better start happening before the next year.

I think something that people should focus on is giving back. Especially this time of year because the act of giving can be forgotten when getting caught up in presents and trends. Doing little things for the community can make a huge impact, especially for those who are less fortunate than us.

This time of year can be difficult because everything surrounding us is materialistic. Like buying new boots and sweaters just because it’s a seasonal trend.

Even though we have no control over the California weather, we do have control with making a difference and helping out the local community. Maybe instead of distinguishing fall as of its trends, we can distinguish it by helping the local community before the holiday season is over.