Spring Has Sprung

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Happy Spring!


I anxiously await this day at the start of fall.  I love seeing people out on the sidewalks, ready to stretch their legs after staying inside all winter.  I hate crowds but I even love to see stores packed with people who can no longer use the excuse of the weather to stay inside (an excuse I actually appreciated for the first time this winter).

With the leaves on the trees slowly beginning to bud, there's still the threat of a slight frost. Each day seems like a chance at renewed hope (to be overly poetic/dramatic).  Most people like to make their fresh start at the beginning of the new year, but I like leaving winter for introspection with spring marking the start of a new me.  Below are a few "Spring To Do's" to start the season on the right foot.

Develop a new walking routine
Maybe you already do this, but the first day of spring is the beginning of a whole new season.  So why not take the opportunity to observe the world around you?  You could either implement a new walking routine into your daily schedule to take in the rebirth of all of the trees and flowers or maybe refresh you current routine and try a new route.  Or maybe you are a superhuman and run - you could still refresh your route!

Start your garden
I do not like gardening.  I do not enjoy it, but I weirdly enjoy pulling weeds.  I like the act of completion when you step away from the bed and see all of the beauty you've cultivated by removing those pesky weeds.  It feels therapeutic.  If you're normal, however, you could jump-start your garden with a plant you've never grown before.  Go outside of your comfort zone!  I also like to spruce up the fake flowers and plants I have in my home.

Change over to spring decor
This is an easy one for me.  As I mentioned, I swap out the winter faux foliage for spring.  I'm really in tune with the way items around me motivate and inspire me.  Starting over with a fresh view of the way my apartment looks reminds me to be grateful for what I have and to not take it for granted.

Start journaling outdoors
Call me a hippy dippy (my boyfriend and grandpa both do) but there is nothing like writing outside.  Even with a chill in the air, there's something about listening to the birds chirping and the wind whipping through buildings or trees as you dive into your own soul. 

Here's to a fresh and beautiful spring!

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