One. Take advantage of the back-to-school sales at your favorite stores. You’ve worked hard all summer to save some money, so treat yourself—and your closet—to some classic fall staples.
Two. Set goals! What do you want to have accomplished by this time next year? Draw out a loose plan in your head for how you can reach those goals then get to it.
Three. Spend the afternoon at a local fairground. Most fairs only come around once a year, so take advantage of your inner redneck with the tractor pulls, and sure, take a spin on the Tilt-A-Whirl.
Four. Celebrate World Gratitude Day on September 21st. Send thank-you notes to the people who you appreciate most or volunteer for an organization that helps better the world.
Five. Go to your local high school football team at their first home game. It will feel good to support the youth in your community and perhaps catch up with old friends!
Six. Be someone who breaks the “no white after Labor Day” rule and wear the shade as a simple neutral or as a bold accent piece.
Seven. Visit your favorite local orchard and pick up a jug of your favorite apple cider. Or make some of your own cider-flavored treats with some yummy recipe ideas from Pinterest.
Eight. Try a new frozen yogurt chain before the weather gets too chilly. Following in Pinkberry’s steps are franchises such as FroyoWorld, Sweet Frog, Peachwave, and Kiwi Spoon. Find the one nearest you, serve yourself, and then decide amongst friends which flavor is best.
Nine. Catch the 2013 Emmy Awards on September 22nd to see which nominees from your favorite primetime TV shows take home awards. Bonus: Neil Patrick Harris is hosting!
This post was originally published on Tumblr on August 31, 2013.