While out shopping in late October—October 25, to be exact—I saw Christmas-related items. The store shelves were covered in “Ho Ho Ho” hoodies, balsam-scented candles, “Be Merry & Bright” doormats and more jolly items.
When I was a kid, summer days were spent outside from sun up to sun down unless it was raining or way too hot to be playing under the sun. If we sat in the house trying to play Nintendo, my mom would tell us to go play a game or ride bikes or do something outdoors.
This year has been rough, to say the least. When 2020 began, little did we know that a virus was going to sweep the world and change almost everything. People panicked; people overbought toilet paper and canned goods; other people denied it was happening all together.
It’s finally March—the first exciting month of the year. Why is it exciting, you ask? Let me tell you. March signifies spring. The days get longer thanks to Daylight Saving Time, which starts March 8 this year. And just 11 days later, spring starts.
This time of year, it can be hard to know what to focus on. The holidays are over. The New Year’s resolutions are well underway—or already over. It’s too cold to do much outside for long periods of time. So we’re essentially stuck inside.
In the era of smartphones and streaming shows, it may be easy to let the summer fly by while staring at one device or another. That’s essentially how my winter and spring flew by, but this summer, I intend to change that.