February is here, and that means it is practically spring!
Yes, I do really feel this way. February feels like a turning point to me. While I know many people dread the second month of the year and feel trapped by winter, I find it to be hopeful.
The sun feels meaningful. The days are noticeably longer, and they will continue to get longer for months to come. The challenges of November, December, and January are behind us.
What else is there to like about February? There’s no mosquitos. In Boston, we get to enjoy another month off from street cleaning. There’s little need to wear sunscreen. There are some great sales in case you’ve lost your scarf, gloves, hat or any of the other winter accessories we need to hang onto for a little while longer.
And, what else is great about February? Next month is March, and that means it really is practically spring.