Living in Canada, the winters can be long and cold. This winter has been no exception. Last week we finally started getting some daily highs that weren’t in the negatives and it got me thinking about all the amazing things that I am excited for this spring! I thought I would share some of them with you all today and hopefully help beat the remainder of your winter blues!
The main thing that got me thinking about this happened just last Friday. I was picking up a sheet of paper from the Welcome Center at Conestoga College. On my short walk back to the school, I travelled through the small forest area and noticed a few Canada Geese! Their presence had me feeling a lot of joy, which is not usually the case! It was this moment I realized how mentally exhausted with winter I really was and how excited I am to watch the snow melt and all the flowers start popping up! I can’t wait for the birds and squirrels to appear and a sense of warmth return to the air!
In relation to this, studying outside is something I LOVE to do! There are a lot of picnic tables around campus, and I much prefer these to the indoor study spaces. I don’t know if it’s the warmth, the change of scenery, or just the increased amounts of vitamin D, but I always find I am more productive outside in the nicer weather!
Another thing I am super excited about is the overall atmosphere of the school. This is something very intangible and hard to describe, but there is just something about the radiation of positivity as people finish their exams that is exhilarating. The energy that radiates off people is contagious. I find everyone is smiling a lot more and it creates a sort of aesthetic that is impossible to replicate any other time of the year.
The days are also getting longer. It is no secret I spend a lot of time at school. Between working and going to class my days can sometimes stretch upwards of 10 hours. In the winter, this can be very depressing because I will not see the light of day! In the spring, however, not only am I driving home to dinner in the sunlight but as April approaches I will even start seeing some daylight as I wake up in the morning!
Finally, I am so excited for Tim Hortons Ice Capps and Frozen Lemonade! Yes, I am aware these drinks are sold year-round. However, I personally only like to enjoy them in the spring and summer time. I had my first Ice Capp of the year last week and wow have I missed them!