Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Change


It is snowing right now, but over the weekend it was in the 60s and sunny. The air had a definite warmth that held the promise of spring, and my daffodils responded by popping open overnight, all at once. There are now fat little buds on the trees in my yard, that will be open any day. I even ran outside - in just shorts and a short-sleeved shirt - and actually felt warm. I spent most of the weekend outside, and I found myself, more than once, proclaiming that I love spring. And its true - I do love spring. I love the promise that it brings, that my flowers and trees will come to life again. The grass will green up, and it will be warm enough for the girls to ride bikes without coats on.

It may sound funny to hear me admit that I love spring, especially to those of you who remember me declaring my undying love for winter on a few months ago. But it is true. I think that autumn is actually my favorite, but I love all the seasons (for the most part - summer does tend to drag on and on). I think I really just love the change. Maybe I get bored or something, but there is no way I could live somewhere like Phoenix or California where the seasons really don't change that much. I think I'd get bored.

I recently heard (or read) somewhere that the instances of depression are higher in placess where there are not 4 distinct seasons, and I can see how that is true. I'm not saying that I've been depressed, but I've definitely been in a rut over the past few weeks. Just this past weekend, I've felt a renewed energy to get back on a running program, to actually clean my house, to start a financial plan that makes sense in the economy, and to just live better. I like the change, and it feels good.

7 comments:

Evie said...

I love living in a region that experiences the change of seasons too, and fall is also my favorite. I'm still waiting, though, for the bulbs to break through the semi-frozen ground. Soon, I tell myself. Keep enjoying the thawing in your part of the world.

Chelsea said...

I love having all four seasons too! And having them all about the same length. I actually don't think I'd miss winter too much though if it went away for good.

Ruhiyyih Rose said...

Yes, in Seattle folks get Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) often due to the frequent overcast skies :( Good lighting in homes seems to take care of those blues.

Way to get out and run! We had spring like weather and then yesterday it was freezing. Most miserable run ever as I ran from my office to my house and had not planned accordingly. I ended up catching the metro the rest of the way I was so cold :(

I love your ambition on finding ways to just live better. We can all benefit from planning accordingly.

Misty said...

I just wish that Mother Nature could make her mind up....and that it was leaning more towards Spring!

Omgirl said...

I love spring too. I love how everything comes alive. I feel lighter in my step and like a weight has been lifted off me. I love that we can go outside and walk or play. yeah spring! (Now if it would just warm back up!)

Thanks for lunch today. It was so nice to get out with a friend.

Cadance said...

Oh....I only ☆Wish it was warm enough for dafidols to pop-up! Soon....

...thanks for coming over and visiting my blog & entering my Hello Spring give-away! You have a great blog...I'll be back again...hope that's ok!

tiburon said...

I am so ready for spring! I wish Mother Nature would get the memo!