Ever stop to think about how the calendar or Mother Nature gives us plenty of opportunity to recharge and start fresh? New Year’s is always a time for new resolutions and habits, but so is spring. Or at least it seems to be for me.
I live in the Mid-Atlantic States so once March rolls around, and the sun seems stronger, there’s a renewed energy in the air. Maybe it’s just because we didn’t see the sun a lot this winter. Now that it’s out, it’s beckoning me to get outside and soak in some fresh air. Of course the snow just melted, it’s muddy, and the temperatures are just above freezing, but still there’s something inviting about that big yellow orb in the sky.
This weekend we change the clocks — spring ahead — which means more daylight in the evening hours. More time to get outside and take that walk that I’ve been putting off since November.
There are still a few weeks until the official start of spring, but there’s optimism in the air. Next week we will release our official Farmers’ Almanac Spring Outlook for those of you waiting with baited breath to find out when the weather will warm up. But until then, I hope that the sun is out in your neck of woods and that the idea of warmer, brighter days have given you a little extra spring in your step.
Do you feel the same? Is it different for people who live in areas with warmer winters or does spring encourage you to be more energetic? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Share them here.