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A (Realistic) Fall Bucket List Curated By Twenty-Something Women

There are adorable fall bucket lists popping up all over Instagram and Pinterest this time of year. Of course they have your standard things on them, but how can you make the season special to you

Inspired by the idea of a fall bucket list but determined to make it more personal, I asked a group of women what they wanted to achieve this season. 

Take a look at some of the inspirational ideas below and do some reflecting on what is on YOUR fall bucket list?

This fall, don’t get caught up in doing “cute fall things for the ‘gram” but doing more that makes your heart feel free. After all, this time of year should be all about deep breaths of fresh air and getting ourselves centered with our loved ones before the craziness of the holiday season.

A (Realistic) Fall Bucket List Curated By Twenty-Something Women

  1. Take more walks outside
  2. Go to a pumpkin patch
  3. Visit an apple orchard and go apple picking
  4. Do a corn maze with friends
  5. Finish my dissertation interviews (or set another career/school goal to finish by the end of the year)
  6. Carve pumpkins before Halloween
  7. Go hike in the woods 
  8. Go to a local festival (one woman will be going to an apple butter festival!)
  9. Collect leaves as the season changes
  10. Rake leaves and keep your yard looking nice
  11. Go camping
  12. Make s’mores by the fire
  13. Take weekly farmer’s market trips
  14. Put new insulation in the attic before the winter settles in
  15. Take a trip home to visit family
  16. Trying to get back in the habit of AM workouts
  17. Have a fall photoshoot in a serene fall location like a pumpkin patch
  18. Buy a new fall candle
  19. Switch out your fall decor
  20. Plan a fall date

Fall is such a fun season. And with the holidays coming up, it’s the perfect time to relish a slower season before things get really busy. What’s on your fall bucket list this year?

About the Author


Amanda Stewart currently serves as the Coordinator of Communications and Media for the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Fresno State. Amanda has a bachelors degree from Iowa State University and a master's degree in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University. She has worked in multiple different areas of student affairs at multiple different campuses: residence life, student activities, admissions and recruitment, and orientation. She is passionate about digital engagement strategy and building community in digital spaces. She loves running, snail mail, Crossfit, her planner, coffee & Bruce Springsteen. Her weekends are spent adventuring with her husband and their husky, Denver. Connect on Instagram @sweatytearsofjoy or on Twitter @mandijstewart.

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