Two weeks ago, we had weather in the 60s for the entire week, and I thought that was crazy. 60 degree weather before spring? This week, apparently, we’re getting temperatures that hit the 70s!
I’m a New Englander – I’m used to a couple of blizzards a year, shoveling snow into a pile that’s taller than I am, wearing snow boots for months on end, and reworking my commuting schedule to allow for long delays. This year, we had none of that. We had an oddly warm winter, with only occasional sprinkles of snow. Although, I have to say I do miss looking out the windows and seeing tree branches coated with snow and having a snowy white Christmas.
Now Spring is almost here, and the warm weather seems to already be kicking in. As a college student, this can sometimes be a nightmare more than anything. I already have the shortest attention span imaginable to begin with, but add in sunny days, warmer weather, and daylight savings time when afternoons are brighter longer and my attention span is shortened to an infinitesimal degree.
I’ve compiled a list of some things I’d like to do in the immediate future in light of the warm weather:
- find ways to fight the urge to not study
- whip out my spring dresses, shoes, and nail polishes
- make time to stroll through The Commons in the Downtown area of the city
- drink all my favorite icy drinks at least once (ice coffee, slushies, lemonade, the list goes on)
The biggest challenge is to enjoy the spring season while maintaining sharp focus in school. Wish me luck!
Readers, how’s the weather where you live? What’s your favorite season? What’s your favorite pastime in that season?