7 Things I Really Hate About Autumn

Anyone who knows me knows that summer is my favorite month. The warmer weather and long sunny days just make me happy. When fall rolls around, I literally start getting depressed, because I know that winter, which is my least favorite season is rapidly approaching. While there are many things I like about autumn, like the beauty of the leaves as they change colors, apple picking, and getting the chance to wear fashionable boots, there are quite a few things that I dislike. Here is a list of 7 things I hate about autumn.

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1.   Pumpkins, pumpkins Everywhere. What is up with pumpkin spice everything? Don’t get me wrong, I love me some pumpkin pie, but do we really need pumpkin spice marshmallowsand M&M’s? I just say no to pumpkin spice foods!pumpkin-spice-latte-mm's2. Everything’s dying. Seeing all the flowers dry up and the leaves falling off of the trees is pretty depressing.

Trees losing their leaves for autumn

3. Raking up the never-ending pile of leaves. It seems like as soon as we rake up the leaves, more magically appear, or someone jumps on the pile.


4. Ending of daylight savings time. I hate that it gets dark at like four in the afternoon and hate that it’s dark when I wake up in the morning. At least we get an extra hour of sleep on November 1st.

Alarm clock

5. Crazy temperature swings. I have to say that the extreme changes in temperatures this time of year are tough to get used to. Waking up to frigid 30-degree weather and then having the temperature rise 30-40 degrees a few hours later makes it confusing as to how to dress for the day.

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6. Everyone getting sick. Somehow every year without fail, we all get sick in the fall. I guess it has something to do with those changing temperatures.

This woman has a cold.

7. Having to wear real shoes. I’m a flip-flop and Birkenstocks kind of girl and hate having to transition into wearing socks and shoes. I like my toes to be free! Flip Flops!

What about you? What do you love or hate about autumn?

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7 thing I really hate about autumn

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Diane is a New Jersey-based writer and blogger. She is a wife and the mom of a 13-year old boy. Through her blog, she wants to inspire moms to find Zen in their lives while offering practical tips and other valuable information to help families deal with everyday issues. Contact her at dianenassy@gmail.com


  • Seeing the leaves fall off trees is actually one of the things I love about Autumn. I don’t think it’s depressing because it has to happen once a year – it’s the trees getting ready for new life. It’s really a beautiful thing.

  • I hear ya on a number of these things, although I admit to being a sucker for the pumpkin spice flavor. People do look at me crazy though when I insist on wearing flip flops into November and even beyond.

  • 7! 7! 7! I hate wearing closed toe shoes too. I am also a flip flop and Birkenstock kind of girl. Great minds 😉

  • Love — making soup, bread, stews, roasting vegetables, apples, homemade caramel, Thanksgiving.

    Don’t love — saying goodbye to the summer harvest — sweet summer Corn, Jersey tomatoes, fresh picked kale, fragrant basil, sweet watermelon.

  • It always pains me when the Pumpkin Spice starts showing up everywhere, and then I have to put my flip flops away, too. It’s not fun. The only silver lining is being able to rock my riding boots for the fall.

  • I’m the opposite. I love fall and winter and really enjoy the cooler, darker days (the colder the better!) I know, I’m in the minority on this. My husband tells me I’m wired all wrong, LOL. However, I DO totally miss my flip-flops once the summer season is over.

7 Things I Really Hate About Autumn

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