I love this time of year.
No, really. I actually do love this time of the year, when everything begins to settle down and our lives become and morph into their normal routine after the hectic school rush for all of us going back to school, when autumn turns into winter (a couple days back, it snowed already!), when, like in the middle—the center—of a cyclone, there is a sense of calmness within the storm. For me, this state of calmness lasts until the end of the year, really.
What do I love and do during this time of year? Well, many things happen.
Mornings of the aroma of toast popping out of the toaster,
Lunch periods filled with books, Photobooth effects, many rounds of UNO and calm read alouds of written stories, read in various classrooms,
Endless school hours of laughing, jokes and playful bickering with my friends,
Afternoons with writing while munching on a snack, sipping coca, and after-school volleyball,
Late nights of reading books.
This is as close to a utopia as it gets for me, personally.
So, if you're stressed out, just take a step back from life and relax, because you deserve it.
Lanterns and ice skates.