Updated: May 13
As the first buds of spring start to bloom, it's hard not to feel a sense of relief and joy. But let's be honest, the first day of spring can also be a bit of a mixed bag. Here are some humorous observations about the first day of spring:
You're torn between wanting to spend time outside and wanting to stay inside. On one hand, you want to take advantage of the weather and soak up some Vitamin D. On the other hand, there's still a chance of rain, so it's not like you can fully commit to outdoor activities.
Allergies, allergies everywhere. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, the first day of spring can feel less like a celebration and more like a nightmare. Suddenly, every plant and tree is conspiring to make you sneeze and wheeze. You can't escape it, even with a trusty antihistamine in hand.
You realize you have no idea what to wear. Is it warm enough for shorts? Do you need a jacket? Should you pack an umbrella just in case? These are all important questions that need to be answered before leaving the house on the first day of spring. But let's be real, you'll probably end up either sweating or shivering by the end of the day.
The pressure to "spring clean" is real. There's something about the change of season that makes us feel like we need to overhaul our entire living space. Suddenly, you're compelled to Marie Kondo your closet, deep-clean your bathroom, and organize your pantry. It's like we think that if we can just get our physical space in order, our lives will magically fall into place too. Despite these challenges, there's still something special about the first day of spring. It's a reminder that life goes on, that things can change for the better, and that brighter days are ahead. So go ahead, embrace the chaos and the sneezes, and enjoy the start of a new season. Created and edited by Celeste Ellich and Bob Sutton www.calatravastrategies.com