I am so happy that it’s Spring – even if it really doesn’t feel like it outside. Okay… maybe it doesn’t feel like it outside at all, but just knowing that it’s a new season makes me feel better. I actually don’t mind the winter too much. Sure, I complain about the cold and my extremely dry skin, but I also love to watch the snow fall and I am a sucker for a large Grandpa sweater. Also there’s the whole not having to shave your legs thing. Not that I take part in that…
Outside of being an excuse to buy new clothes, when the season changes I’m always motivated to start planning out the next few months. From travels to even small every day goals, it’s a way for me to bring some structure to my normally chaotic life (and that’s not because I’m THAT busy, I’m just that much of a procrastinator ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ). And while sharing my larger goals to would take up a lot of time, here are some little things I’m hoping to start getting into the routine of doing this Spring.
Taking my runs outside: I’ve mentioned it before, but recently I’ve gotten into running to manage my anxiety. I usually keep it indoors on the treadmill but I’m hoping that once the weather warms up I’ll find the motivation to go down to the lake path. Seeing the city skyline from that point of view is one of my favorite things, and I imagine they’ll make my runs more enjoyable.
Going dairy-free more: I truly do believe that a vegan diet is the best for our bodies, and while I’m not one right now, I do like to eat more vegan-food than not. Dairy is one thing that never worked well with me and I actually never have milk, but cheese is sadly my weakness. I’d like to start seeing it as more a treat than a necessity (which is hard because pizza = life).
REAL Spring cleaning: It’s so cliche but it’s such a good season to get some deep cleaning done. From the ages of 18 to 26 I moved almost every year to a new place, so we’ve been at our current home for awhile. Moving is such a great way to get rid of shit you don’t need anymore, and since we’ve stayed put for the past 4 years, we’ve accumulated a ton of stuff. I don’t really like stuff… I think we all, at some point, can get unhealthily attached to things. So I plan on doing a bit of a purge and getting rid of things I don’t use – most of which I can donate. Which brings me to my next goal…
Purchasing with a purpose: Sometimes I find myself buying things that I like or catch my eye, but they don’t have a purpose. This could be anything from buying a shirt that I’ll never wear because it just doesn’t work with my style, or a home decor item that I have no room for. What’s the point of purging if you’re just going to replace it with more shit?
Next time I talk about this I could be sitting in my living room, drowning in ridiculous purchases I made while eating cheese after just running on the treadmill (while it’s sunny outside and warm), BUT hopefully I’ll stick to some of these tiny goals. If not, there’s always Summer.