Wednesday, 20 March 2019

5 Reasons Why I'm Looking Forward to Spring

I make no secret of the fact that I am, and always have been, more of an Autumn/Winter kinda gal. But for the first time in my 28 (almost 29) years of life, I've been struggling with SAD during the darker, colder months. And as a result, I'm actually pretty excited for the imminent arrival of Spring. 20th March is the first day of Spring, but as I write this, a week or so before, we're already experiencing some Spring like weather. The sun is shining, the nights are getting lighter, and the temperature is warming up (only slightly, but I'll take it.) Spring is definitely in the air, and I cannot wait for it to arrive in all it's glory. And with that in mind, I thought I'd share just five of the reasons why I'm looking forward to Spring!

1. Laundry on the line. Peak adulting here. But nothing makes me happier than laundry drying on the line. It dries quicker, it smells better, and it frees up so much space in my kitchen when the airers come down. 

2. Lighter nights. I'm a big fan of cosy, but I'm getting a bit sick of having to close my curtains and switch on all the lights by 5pm. I can't wait for lighter nights, natural light, and not feeling like I'm ready for bed by 6pm. 

3. Warmer weather. This is a tricky one for me. Because although I love the sunshine and the warmth, I don't love being sweaty and unbearably hot. So Summer is a bitch for me. But Spring is better. It's warm, but not too warm. Warm enough to wear a t-shirt, or a light cardigan. Warm enough for peep-toes. Warm enough for the thinner duvet.

4. Pretty flowers. The bare trees, the dead greenery, the piles of scattered, dead leaves make for a pretty miserable vista over the Autumn/Winter months. I'm looking forward to brighter views; with daffodils, snowdrops and bluebells making a comeback soon.

5. Fresh air. Although I try to open the windows in every room of the house fairly often throughout the Autumn/Winter months, to air the house out, they aren't usually open for long. It's just too cold! I love being able to throw the windows open in the morning on a Spring day and leave them open for the rest of the day.

Autumn/Winter seems to have dragged on, and I'm really getting sick of it now. So, I'm looking forward to welcoming Spring. Natural light, fresh air dried laundry, warmth and longer days are just a few of the reasons why I'm looking forward to Spring. Let me know if you prefer Autumn/Winter, or Spring/Summer, in the comments section below!

Which do you prefer - A/W or S/S?

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