1. When you find out the day that Starbucks brings it back.
2. And when you’re on your way to get your first PSL of the season.
3. When you take that first sip and know everything is going to be okay.
4. When the magic spreads to the grocery store: cookies, baking mixes, candy, yogurt, ice cream.
5. When someone tells you that it’s overrated.
6. When you’ve gone hours without a hit and someone sits down behind you at the office with a fresh PSL.
7. When someone says that being so obsessed with it is “basic.”
8. When you bake something with it and suddenly your house doesn’t seem like it needs all the work you thought it did.
9. When you realize that the end of the season is coming to an end.
10. When PSLs are finally gone for another year-but joke’s on them because you already bought like 1,000 pumpkin spice It’s-Its to tide you over.
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