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What I Love About Spring

Mar
14

The Recovering Pessimist: What I Love About Spring. -- Spring is the gateway season to months of warm, long days. | www.therecoveringpessimist.me #amwriting #recoveringpessimist #optimisticpessimistThe Spring Equinox of 2016 begins March 20th. As I’m writing this, I’m imagining the warm breeze on my skin and the smell of blooming flowers as I sneeze from the pollen activating my allergies.

*squeals with excitement*

In honor (yes honor) of the upcoming Spring Equinox, I wanted to share with you a few things I love about Spring.

Enjoy!

Longer Days

Daylight Savings Time (DST) began March 13th, and you know what that brings? That’s right, LONGER DAYS!!!!! For the next six months or so, where I live it will be sunny when in the morning and sunny when I get home from work.

I feel more energetic, which boosts my productivity.

When I get home during the fall/winter, the sun is going down. My body thinks it’s time to wind down for the night, even though it’s 5-6 hours from bedtime. During spring/summer, when I get home it still looks like midday outside. So although it’s still 5-6 hours before bedtime, I have enough energy to work on side projects, do housework, etc.

Longer days = more time outdoors.

Here in #RVA, people are always out and about. More so during the warmer months. Nothing makes me happier than spending a Saturday afternoon sunning it up on Brown’s Island & Belle Isle with a good book, a cool beverage, and some good snacks.

Shed Layers

Spending six months draped in layers isn’t fun. I don’t like wearing socks…or shoes for that matter. Spring allows me to shed those layers. My skin gets to absorb Vitamin D as it proceeds to get its bronzy tan.

Festival Season Starts

In VA, festival season tends to kick off in March. Crowds of people + cool/warm-ish weather + music + food + beer = WIN!  Besides longer days, this is my second favorite part of Spring.

Those are a few of my favorite things about Spring. Tell me, what do you enjoy most about Spring. I would love to hear about them!

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