Spring has always been my most exciting moment as a Newbie. This is because it is a refreshing time especially because of the weather. There are so many beautiful things to love about spring but these are the top 5 things, I always look forward to every year.
Spring comes with a lot of beauty. This is the time when the flowers start to bloom again and the trees also start to grow back their branches. It is always beautiful to experience the transition from the all-white winter to a blooming green flowery spring.
Wearing Less Clothing
Of course, this is best time to shove that winter jacket under the bed or just somewhere you don’t want to remember again until November *lol*. This is actually one of my major reasons of looking forward to spring. At some point in the winter period, I get so tired and frustrated of the multiple clothes, socks and jackets and just want to be free but winter will not allow me. Spring on the other hand, brings that feeling of excitement and freedom.
Note: In Sweden, not all days during the spring can be predictable, there can still be some surprises along the way but surely not as bad as winter.
Warm Sunshine and Cool Breeze
I love the fact that I can enjoy the warmth outside in the park, have an evening walk, have some outdoor barbecue with friends, and lots more. My worst part of winter has always been the darkness but spring not only comes with warm sunshine but some scientific proofs show that “exposure to sunlight increases the hormone serotonin in your brain, which makes you feel happy”. Although, the spring days are longer which means a shorter night but I would still pick that over the winter darkness.
I wasn’t used to missing birds until I came to Sweden and I discovered that the birds move away during the winter. Their comeback means a lot to me and there is no better indicator of spring than birds chirping outside your window.
End of Year
Maybe this will be particular to people studying but spring definitely reminds me that school year is almost over and I can plan ahead to take a long summer break off to spend quality time with my family and friends.
As a newbie, these little things have brought smiles to my face over the years that I have been in Sweden and I have also learnt to become more appreciative of little things such as birds, flowers, sunshine and school breaks. I hope you enjoy the spring time as much as I have planned to enjoy mine.
Written by: Wemimo Ibidunmoye
My name is Wemi and I recently moved to the Northern part of Sweden (Umeå) with my husband. I’m originally from Nigeria and I blog at www.wemiibidun.com where I share a bit about everything such as living in Sweden, motherhood, hacks, tips, life experiences amongst others. My hobbies are reading, writing, making new friends and listening to music.