Everyone seems to have their favorite time of the year.

For some, it’s summer.

For others, it’s the Holiday season.

For me, it’s this time.

When I was younger, I used to love summer. Summer meant baseball. Summer meant vacations. And most importantly, summer meant no school.

Now that I’m older, I feel like fall is my new favorite time.

I love the days when it’s not 100 degrees. We were fortunate this summer to not have many warm days, so I was thankful for that. But I love being able to go outside in a sweatshirt or light jacket. The trees turn colors and make the entire area look beautiful.

Of course, fall means winter is right around the corner. And, if I had to pick a time of year I hated the most, it would be winter.

But more on that at another time.

For now, I’m focusing on the positives.

And those are fall.

As an avid sports fan, the fall is one of the best times. Sure, March Madness is tough to beat, but that’s for one sport.

The fall is prime time for many sports.

I love watching baseball. I try to go to a few games each year — I made it to three this year — and keep up with it as much as I can. However, I will admit, I lose track of things toward the end.

But not now. Now teams are making their final push toward the playoffs. Soon, those playoffs will begin and we’ll be watching the World Series before you know it.

As baseball is finishing its season, football is just beginning.

I do enjoy laying around and watching an NFL game on Sundays, but not nearly as much as I love watching college football.

It may have been tarnished in recent years by lawsuits or allegations, but I still love watching college football. More than any other sport, college football is one I can sit down and watch for hours and hours and hours.

As an Iowa Hawkeye fan, there is nothing better than driving to Iowa City and watching the black and gold in person. While I don’t make it to every game, I’m grateful for the opportunity to see the ones I do.

So go ahead, take a moment and enjoy fall. It may not be your favorite time of the year like it is mine, but either way, go ahead and enjoy what I think is the most wonderful time of the year.