Do you have different emotions and associations with each season? I think most of us do. Besides the obvious holidays and change in climate, something about the annual cycle always brings me the same feelings as a new season approaches.
1. Winter: indoors and family
During the winter, it is just plain cold. I came to a college 10 minutes away from the beach because this is not my cup of tea. Being the outdoorsy type, I find myself longing for something more.
During this season, I find myself more stressed out and even going out at night more for entertainment. Winter is also the cuddle season. I feel that more people begin relationships in the winter because it is a time of cuddling up, watching Netflix, and going out to indoor restaurants. The other side of Winter, in which I look forward to, is the Holidays.
In college, this time has become increasingly valuable in that I get to come home and have a special appreciation for the people who are most important to me. After the holidays, however, I am ready to say goodbye to winter.
2. Spring: excitement and anticipation
As Spring rolls around the corner, things start to ramp up. The sun comes out, trees regain their color, and everyone starts to come alive. This time of year is full of anticipation as spring comes with exciting events such as carnivals, proms, and going to the beach when it isn't quite warm enough. This season is very busy and often difficult to remain focused on school while awaiting the summer ahead.
3. Summer: wild, fun, and full of stories
Summer is the time to just experience. During the summer I am always having a blast whether it be with my friends or going to the beach with the fam bam. Most of my time is spent outside and many memories are made. However, towards the end of the summer, I tend to get tired of the lack of structure and am ready for the fun to settle down.
4. Fall: comforting
During the fall (my favorite season), it is time to go back to school. I always enjoy this time because I get to see all my friends from school and build a new year for myself. The air is warm, yet cool. Trees become stunningly beautiful with their array of colors, and you begin to find comfort in getting back on a schedule.
When I think of fall, I think of football games, Halloween, bonfires, and relaxation after a long, fun summer. This is a time of contemplation of your past year along with ideas about how to make your next school year a great one.