As the sunny days of spring start to set in, the crisp smell of wildflowers blows through the fresh, soothing breeze.
Spring is one of my favorite seasons, partly because I hold many similarities to the season. For example, around this time of year, there are days when I feel motivated and days that I don’t get out of my bed while attending my required zoom meetings. As I think about it, spring, as a whole, brings us weather that is below freezing or above seventy degrees; there is no in-between. These two illustrations sync together perfectly.
Come exam time, I begin to get burnt out from the constant test-taking and quizzes. Overall, I lack motivation and start to lose hope. It sounds dramatic, but I blame it on the weather to make myself feel a little less helpless.
When it is a lovely, sunny day, I think it’s okay to take a day off when, in reality, I have six missing assignments and homework that was assigned that day. Likewise, when the weather is frigid and depressing, I end up cramming all of my studying and busy work into that one particular day, however, I do not recommend doing that. Procrastinating my work until a gloomy day leaves me feeling over-stressed and sleep-deprived.
I know that now is not the time to lose motivation, as these exams mean a lot to me, but as the weather consistently gets warmer, it only gives me something to look forward to—summer. Even though I might’ve been struggling with seasonal changes last year and recently, I will no longer let that have a hold on me.
Every time I look outside, I observe the growth of leaves starting to bloom on every tree that stands before me, and I use that as an inspiration to keep moving forward. I am always in awe of how the growth of the world can affect a certain individual. The change in weather affects me personally; that is because humans and seasons have more in common than we would like to think.
During the summer, I find myself yearning for lake days and constant ice cream runs with friends. As for the winter, I find myself wanting time to be alone and to focus on myself. I am two completely different people during these time frames, but I find myself more content during the fall and spring seasons. Fall brings me relaxation and peace; the scents that come with it make me feel safe and hopeful for what the future has to offer. Not by any means am I saying that summer isn’t my favorite season—trust me, it is—but when it comes to how I emotionally feel, I enjoy the mellow times of the year much more.
While spring and I have a connection, I have found that enjoying every nice day it gives, only makes me more thankful for the next one it hands me. It teaches me to soak up every second of that particular sunny day because the next day, I could wake up to snow on the ground.
At the end of the day, life can be rough, and sometimes we may not have any motivation left. But, I can help this problem by realizing that the flowers are starting to bloom—just like me—school is almost out, and the sun shines a bit longer. All I can do is smile and be thankful for the ninety-one days spring has to give.