Spring is going to be here sooner than we think! I mean, it’s already March. February passed by in the blink of an eye.
With Daylight Savings Time beginning on Sunday, it means the unofficial start of spring is almost here (at least, I think of it as the unofficial start of spring)!
In order to properly celebrate the season, I thought it would only be right to create a “bucket list” of activities to get done during the season. I know a bucket list might sound dreary, but I’m thinking of it more as a list the things I want to do this spring, if that makes any sense. Some of the items on the list are seasonal, and others can be done at other times of the year but just feel more special during spring.
You can see a picture of the list above, but here is the list in detail!
Have a picnic. Wouldn’t it be nice to pack a nice picnic spread, put it in a basket, and take it to a nice park or scenic area and just enjoy it with friends? I’d pack some wine, cheese, and cured meats and take it to a park. Plus, maybe bring along a book or a portable speaker for music.
Go on a hike. In my opinion, this is one of the best times of year to go hiking. It’s not too hot or too cold, there are fewer people hiking (crowds can be a big deal on hiking trails in the Bay Area), and you get to see wildflowers, waterfalls, and other spring-only things on your hike.
Visit a garden. Or a nursery. Or a field. It could be a municipal rose garden, or even a botanical garden. Spring is the time to go and see all those beautiful blooms.
Plant some flowers. Or vegetables. Or if you have an apartment with no room to really grow something, pick up some new houseplants and make a vow to take care of them. Last year, I grew basil, lavender, peppers, and cilantro. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always found it fun to plant something and watch it thrive.
Arrange a bouquet. Or buy one, but it’s always lovely to have fresh flowers around. Arranging a bouquet can be pretty fun. Head to a flower stand, flower mart, or even the grocery store florist if that’s all that’s close to you to pick your favorites and put them in a pretty vase.
Walk the farmer’s market. Lucky me, it feels like there’s always a farmer’s market to be found. We have farmer’s markets throughout the week in the evenings and on weekend mornings. It’s a nice feeling to walk down the aisles of the market, in between those tents, browsing through and shopping for in-season produce and other food items like fruit jams.
Get a fresh mani/pedi. It’s been said many times before, but it’s like nail polish on your hands can barely last a day, but nail polish on your feet can last forever. If you’re anything like me, you’ve still got November’s nail polish sitting on your toenails (gross, and TMI, and I apologize). Now is time to get a fresh mani/pedi to go with those spring dresses and sandals. I’m booking an appointment with my favorite nail salon soon so don’t worry about me :)
Bike rides. Spring is a great time to pick up a bike and cruise down a path, through a park, or through a downtown area, etc. It’s a great way to get a little exercise and feel like a kid again.
Drive-In Movies. Okay, this might be more of a summer thing, but heading to a drive-in to see a funny movie would be a great way to spend an evening out. If you don’t have a drive-in theater close by, keep a lookout for “movie in the park” events where everyone can sit on the grass and watch a movie. Or, if you’re able to, bring a projector outside and play your favorite movie on a screen or wall.
Spring Cleaning. This is probably the least “fun” thing on the list, but is it just me or is spring cleaning just really satisfying? Purging through all your knick knacks and old clothes and rediscovering things you own that you actually really like but forgot about is a lot of work, but the payoff and peace of mind is big. It may not be at the top of my to-do list but it’s pretty important to get done.
That’s what’s on my list! Is there anything cool on yours? I would love for you to share any of your spring bucket list items with me!