As we transition into Spring 2019 new changes come waiting for us all in the new season. These changes can be beneficial such as positive change in attitude or detrimental such as having more allergies to deal with. For myself, spring motivates me to do more with my time instead of simply laying back and binge watching the shows that I love. The weather is much nicer and I can wear clothes that I am comfortable in instead of having to pick out an outfit that has to go with the cold, intense weather in the wintertime. I also love to play outdoor sports with my friends such as football, soccer, and basketball where I can exercise and play for a longer period of time.
The transition into springtime seems easy for me, but I know a lot of people that have the most difficult time getting out of their winter phases. One of my friends recently had a talk with me about his issue where he described wintertime and all the sue of things going on to go with the cold weather as “Winter Depression”. He told me that he seems as if everyone wants to relax after the handle their own responsibilities and no one wants to be with each other. He then went on to elaborate on his theory by telling me about his winter break where he attempted to hang out with hi friends but ultimately stayed home for the majority of the time. I told him that staying alone for a bit is never a bad thing and that reflection upon the his life during the Fall 2018 semester was normal. He responded with “Well how do I just *snap* into a new time in my life like you do?”. and I was just left in awe. I wanted to go off on a tangent about how my transition is no different from anyone else’s and that we all go through this time, but I refrained and we just changed the topic towards video games.
What I really want everyone to take out of this is that springtime is a time for expression and happiness and to embrace doing the things that you want to as the healthiest period of time in the new year. Winter Depression will only last temporarily and Spring Happiness will soon impact everyone’s lives in a positive manner. It might not be at the same time for everyone but the benefits towards happiness will be too great to pass up.