A time to renew, refresh and reconnect
Spring is in the air. Here's a list of a few things I plan on doing to celebrate the season in the greenest way possible.
Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 19:58
SUNNY DAYS: Students bask on campus in the first few warm, sun-filled days at Connecticut College, a precursor to spring. (Photo: Kasey Lum)
You can tell by the familiar aromas in the air, the changing foliage and the warmer temperatures, that spring is approaching. Though spring is almost here, Mother Nature has been teasing Southeast Connecticut with sunny, warm, spring-like days which quickly turn into windy, cloudy, rain-filled days.
With midterms and classes over, the only thing on students' minds is spring break and how one will spend the next few weeks relaxing and enjoying this green season. Despite this being the time of year for allergies, I personally love the spring season. The budding flowers, changing temperatures and the general new life that spring represents make me content and excited to spend more time outdoors.
On my time off from school, I plan on relaxing and enjoying the beginnings of spring by living healthier, reconnecting with nature and learning more. Here are some of my ideas:
1) Riding my bike around town instead of using my car, especially when the weather is warmer out.
2) Eating locally, or buying from local markets and cooking healthy foods.
3) Going on a hike around the block or the local nature center.
4) Sitting outside and reading a good book.
For me, spring is a time to renew, refresh and reconnect with the environment, just as it occurs in the nature surrounding us. The coming of spring is definitely a much needed break from the daily grind and demands of college life.
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