Spring is one of my favorite seasons. I love the return of warm weather, trees budding, flowers blooming.
When it’s mid-February and you’re bundled all the way up to your eyeballs, bracing yourself against the biting wind as you walk to and fro outside, you fantasize about spring.
I always hopefully expect a clean transition from winter to spring, from cold to warm. But I always laugh at my naivety when spring first starts and mother nature doesn’t seem to quite have it all figured out yet.
I know it’s different depending on where you live, but it’s kind of a local joke here in Iowa. You’ll have a 60-degree day where everyone comes outside to soak in the warmth, and then there will be a blizzard two days later.
I suppose this just makes you that much more grateful for the warm days when they are here.
Just this morning as I was walking to the coffee shop to work I realized it felt like a spring morning. It had that mild crispness with the promise of warmer temperatures later in the day.
We all have different ways in which we welcome in each season as it arrives, but I’ve realized I have a few different things I’ve been doing during this transition.
An obvious one if you’ve been following along with FemmeHead is that I switch up my wardrobe with each season. So, I’ve got a capsule that a combination of all the things I’ll need for the undecided weather. It’s always so exciting to put short-sleeve shirts, dresses, and shorts in your capsule, knowing you’ll get to wear them soon.
The next thing is something that a lot of people do, and have been doing long before I was born, deep cleaning and decluttering the house. There’s nothing better than throwing open all the windows on a Sunday, putting on some music and cleaning out your whole house. I love being able to get to things that I have put off for a few months, and the final product of a squeaky clean, decluttered house is all worth it.
I am a hermit in the winter. It takes a lot to get me to bundle up to go outside. So, staying active is a real problem for me when it’s cold. But there’s something about those few warm days at the end of winter that gets me so jazzed up about getting outside and doing something active. This spring its training for a half-marathon with my mom, but even just going out for walks, hikes, bike rides, you name it, I love it.
Overall, spring is just a time of change for me. It’s a fresh start in many senses. It’s a great time to reboot habits you’ve let slip like waking up early, eating fresh fruits and veggies, and doing a mental assessment of things you want to change.
Just yesterday I made a list of books I want to pick up because I have that itch for some self-improvement. It’s so easy to be static and consistent in the winter, which isn’t a bad thing, but when spring rolls around I’m ready to spice things up, to try something new.
What are the ways you change when spring rolls around? I always just get this burst of energy, motivation, and inspiration to get cracking on being the best me possible.