Spring has to be one of the most motivational times of the year for me. I hate the winter because it’s just too cold to go do anything fun outside so I’m stuck inside. During that time all I want to do is eat and sleep. I lose all motivation for everything… I feel like I never want to leave my bed, let alone my house. So it’s hard for me to get anything done. When spring comes around it’s like I blossom and feel so refreshed. I can’t wait to do things and be more active. I do everything that I’ve been putting off all winter… like cleaning my room.
Living in Illinois you experience all four seasons… and you experience all of them pretty often. Sometimes if you’re lucky you’ll get to see every season in one week! On Monday it could be snowing, then by the end of the week it could be sunny and 70 degrees. That means I get sick a lot with the temperatures changing so rapidly like that. It doesn’t help that I have a terrible immune system. But a cold doesn’t stop me from being happy in the spring.
When spring comes around I’m able to do so much more. I don’t know wether it’s the longer days or the warmer weather but mentally I’m ready to work and clean. During the winter I have no motivation what so ever. I could lay in my bed and watch tv forever. In the spring everything changes. I want to constantly do something, I want to be outside and I want to be with my friends and make memories.
This year the first day of spring came on a Monday. It was a beautiful day here. It couldn’t have gotten any better. The only problem was that I spent most of the morning and afternoon in my bed sleeping…. oops. I stayed up pretty late the previous night. Later that afternoon I finally went outside and it was great. I was able to leave the big winter coat inside and wear only a t-shirt with jeans. All of my sadness lifted and I felt so alive and genuinely happy. Surrounding myself with nature brings me pure happiness and I feel so close to God and all the beautiful things he’s created in the world. I am very excited to see what this spring brings for me.