Spring Starts Today!
It may not feel like spring where you are, but calendrically speaking it’s here!
One of the things I loved about living in Washington, D.C. was following the forecast for peak cherry blossom bloom — when the city’s 3,000 cherry trees would be at their most blossomy. Weeks in advance, we’d still be wearing gloves and scarves but the countdown was on, and that forecast alone could do wonders for one’s mood.
With that hope of blooms and spring breezes in mind, why not make it a date by kicking off the start of a new season together. You may not have cherry trees near you, but here are a few little ways you can celebrate what’s around the corner!
The Right Playlist
First things first. Let’s start with a some music. Music makes everything better. What would the grocery store be without music? Your favorite coffeeshop? Elevators? I rest my case.
Music is like a mood shifting superpower. It can transform public spaces, and private ones too. To make it easier to know what musical mood to pick in the moment, I like to curate lists for different seasons and events that are always ready to go when needed. Even in the most mundane of times, it’s nice to have on in the background while you’re making dinner or even in the car running errands.
And, wouldn’t it be nice to have a spring-y playlist for your next date night? Yes!
If you don’t know where to start, I’ll link to my Spring playlist on Spotify for you to use or add your own favorites. I’ll be adding to it over the next few weeks myself. So feel free to follow along!
A Cherry Smoothie
Get the blender out, because smoothie season is on its way in. This one sounds just about right!
Plan for Sunshine
Make a date of dreaming and scheming about a sunny getaway — an afternoon, a weekend, or even a longer vacation for when the weather is right.
Set a timer for ten minutes and see if you can each fill up an entire blank page with ideas of things to do once the weather breaks. Googling allowed!
Look at event calendars for your town, notice if any new restaurants are opening with rooftop bars, check out what festivals are happening within a day-trip’s drive, and don’t forget to add where you’d want to go if you could just hop on a plane tomorrow.
Share and compare your lists, and start planning for the ideas you’re most excited about. They’re probably not that far away after all!
(or basil, peppers, marigolds, zinnias, and cosmos are all good ones to start indoors!)
Even if you aren’t gardeners, and even if you don’t have a plot of earth to grow a garden, don’t let that stop you. Some empty yogurt containers or even some expertly cracked eggshells will work as seed starter cups. Whatever you’ve got!
You can even make a date of going to Home Depot or your local nursery to wander through the plant jungle to pick up some seed packets.
A windowsill, a packet of seeds, and a little soil, and you have yourself the hope of spring in the form of some tomato seedlings.
Whatever you do, I hope you have a wonderful Spring ahead!