Spring has so many positive connotations for me. It's the season of regrowth, of lingering light, and hope. More so than January even, I view spring as a fresh slate and it reminds me of all the things I want to do with my life after a winter cooped up indoors.
It's funny to me... growing up I thought I hated the outdoors. I always wished I was an outdoor person because they seemed to have so many adventures. Yet, at 24, I realize that I am so in love with nature that I question why I thought I didn't. I've come to the conclusion that growing up in the country meant that much of my outdoor time as a kid was doing chores. Cutting and splitting wood isn't as majestic as sitting on a mountaintop. Of course, as everyone told me I would, I have an appreciation for that time now.
So, here's my seasonal bucket list. I feel a nervous excitement just thinking about it all.
- Hike Old Rag (and prove Mary's Rock is just as awesome)
- Get a group of friends to go camping once a moth
- Host a picnic for the church at the lake house
- Cookouts on the porch once a week
- Take Odin to the dog park twice a week
- Taste Honeysuckle
- Catch fireflies
- Fly a kite
The daylight is lasting until just past 7pm now and that is SO EXCITING. Are you a summer person? Do you have any goals for the warm season coming up?