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  • MidBest - Fall Edition

    by Karly Prichard | Oct 06, 2016
    <p>I grew up in the Midwest, but when I began looking at colleges, I was determined to go as far away as possible. I was seeking sunshine + blue skies <em>year round</em>. Obviously that&rsquo;s unrealistic, but I denied anywhere could be as &ldquo;weather moody&rdquo; as Indiana. In my head, the cons of choosing to stay in Indiana far outweighed the pros.</p> <p>But, then I visited Manchester for the first time, almost exactly three years ago. I still remember the day being my *ideal* fall day &ndash; crisp, but warm air, trees in mid-color change, and bright sunshine. I had walked all over campus on the tour and to meet with coaches, professors, my admissions counselor. I remember taking in all the natural beauty of campus, imagining myself here, feeling like I belonged. And then it hit me. If I moved away from the Midwest I wouldn&rsquo;t experience fall, my all-time favorite season. I&rsquo;d miss out on pumpkins, changing leaves, warm + crisp air, fresh applies, campfires, warm drinks, + other basic things.<br /> <br /> <img src="/images/default-source/default-album/kenapocomocha.jpg?sfvrsn=2d71b062_0&amp;MaxWidth=600&amp;MaxHeight=&amp;ScaleUp=false&amp;Quality=High&amp;Method=ResizeFitToAreaArguments&amp;Signature=796D9D02B3BE553B9780ED6E145761045CFCCE14" data-method="ResizeFitToAreaArguments" data-customsizemethodproperties="{'MaxWidth':'600','MaxHeight':'','ScaleUp':false,'Quality':'High'}" data-displaymode="Custom" alt="Kenapocomocha" title="Kenapocomocha" /> </p> <p><img src="/images/default-source/default-album/mu-apples.jpg?sfvrsn=df76b062_0&amp;MaxWidth=600&amp;MaxHeight=&amp;ScaleUp=false&amp;Quality=High&amp;Method=ResizeFitToAreaArguments&amp;Signature=50D757F5CD70284450652D39E9B651F84EC33084" data-method="ResizeFitToAreaArguments" data-customsizemethodproperties="{'MaxWidth':'600','MaxHeight':'','ScaleUp':false,'Quality':'High'}" data-displaymode="Custom" alt="MU Apples" title="MU Apples" /><br /> <br /> <img src="/images/default-source/default-album/college-ave.jpg?sfvrsn=cc76b062_0&amp;MaxWidth=600&amp;MaxHeight=&amp;ScaleUp=false&amp;Quality=High&amp;Method=ResizeFitToAreaArguments&amp;Signature=7E283056C884D51EBD2C1664E09CC3924C1D49C2" data-method="ResizeFitToAreaArguments" data-customsizemethodproperties="{'MaxWidth':'600','MaxHeight':'','ScaleUp':false,'Quality':'High'}" data-displaymode="Custom" alt="College Ave" title="College Ave" /><br /> <br /> When fall hits, sometimes it&rsquo;s slow and steady, other years it smacks you right in the face as soon as summer ends, and because this is Indiana, sometimes it&rsquo;s a mix between summer, fall, and winter until it settles out. It&rsquo;s a little unexpected + unpredictable. But no matter on how the weather feels, you can count on flannel, pumpkin spice, and picturesque fall pictures to fill every part of your life.</p> <p>After fall rolls around I can&rsquo;t help but feel a shift of heart. A shift from feeling like I need to move + be anywhere from the Midwest. A shift into falling more in love with living in a town + state that changes seasons. A shift into believing I could see myself staying in North Manchester.</p> <p>What do you love about the Midwest + the shifting seasons?&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <img src="/images/default-source/social-media-and-official-blogs/karlyprichard.jpg?sfvrsn=d801b262_2" data-displaymode="Original" alt="KarlyPrichard" title="KarlyPrichard" /><br /> <em>Karly Prichard &rsquo;18 is a Communications major from Warsaw, Ind. Her dream job is to do freelance writing, consulting, and photography for small businesses and non-profit organizations.&nbsp;</em></p>