Maybe fall is a good time to let things go, the way trees let go of their leaves before going into hibernation, a period of rest and internal renewal (that pregant pause full of potential), before starting fresh again in the spring. I saw this beautiful quote by an unknown author the other day: "Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go."
I love the fall for many reasons - the change of seasons and that getting-back-to-cozy feeling (just put on the flannel sheets), the fantastic colors, those delicious fall spice combinations, and the wonderful festivities, but also the blusteriness of the weather, which feels like a giant sweep-up and cleansing. The song Letting Go, featured in the animated movie Frozen, became a huge hit a few years ago. Letting go of fears is liberating and makes you feel lighter. Fears cause us to put up barriers, put on figurative masks, hide our true feelings, and conceal who we really are. They also cause us to hold on to things that are not useful any longer, like grudges, ill will, and all that pettiness that weighs us down.
Consider fall's metaphor of the beauty of lettings things go, letting it drain out of you, giving it up if it no longer serves or weights you down with emotional ballast - no need to hold on. Here also a previous post on forgiveness.