I don’t know about you guys, but I’m happy that February is behind us and we are moving forward to March. Why? Well, you’ll just have to keep reading to find out!
For those who have never read these posts on my blog, I share ten things I’m looking forward to in the upcoming month. I think it’s important to show appreciation and love for the little things we take for granted. So, here’s my March edition of “10 Things to be Happy About:”
1. (Slightly) Warmer Weather
I am all about spring weather. I love when it’s 45-50 degrees, there’s no wind, and you can enjoy the outdoors. I love March because it’s the first sign of being able to go outside without wearing several layers of clothing outside. Cheers to less snow, and more sun.
2. Dr. Seuss’ Birthday (March 2nd)
Dr. Seuss made my childhood. I was constantly reading his books growing up, and I know that it’s a day to appreciate a talented writer and his gift he left on earth. I don’t think I’ll be eating green eggs and ham, but I’ll definitely read one of his books to my nephew to celebrate the day.
3. Pi Day (March 14th)
You guys know I’ll make any excuse to have some dessert. Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π (pi). It’s celebrated on March 14 (3/14 in the month/day format because 3, 1, and 4 are the first three digits of pi. I’m sure I’ll be celebrating with chocolate peanut butter pie.
4. Longer Days
If you’re in the northeastern United States, you know that it gets dark around 4:30 in winter. In March, minutes add on to the days, and it gets darker later. I love this because I am strongly affected by my environment. When it’s dark and gloomy, I feel unproductive and tried. When it’s light and sunny, I’m happy and positive.
5. St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th)
Let me start by saying I’m not Irish, nor have I ever been the type of person to say, “Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day,” because that doesn’t make sense. However, I enjoy the pride Irish Americans have for their heritage; and I love beer—so no one can lose on this holiday.
6. St. Joseph’s Day (March 19th)
For all my Italian Americans out there, you probably celebrate this day instead of St. Patrick’s Day. Many people think this is a holiday with strict religious interpretation, but it’s to commemorate St. Joseph ending the great famine in Italy. So, like most Italian festivities, it’s all about the food.
7. First Day of Spring (March 20th)
I love spring. I feel like it’s the underrated season of the four options. Maybe I am biased because my birthday is in April, but I love the newness that spring brings to earth. Ralph Waldon Emerson said it best: “The earth laughs in flowers.” There is an unspoken joy that spring brings.
8. National Puppy Day (March 23rd)
There are two types of people: dog lovers and cat lovers. I have always been a dog person. When I discovered that there was a day dedicated to puppies, I was beyond excited. If you’re an animal lover, take the day to volunteer at a shelter to take care of the dogs.
9. Spring Cleaning
I am a clean freak. Spring cleaning is essentially my Christmas in spring. I love going through my closets and bookshelves, and getting rid of everything I don’t use anymore. Since I’m looking to buy my first place in summer, I’m hoping to get rid of as much as possible before making the move.
10. Easter (March 27th)
Easter is underrated. I never realized how much I enjoyed the holiday until I got older. There is so much meaning behind this holiday in terms of faith and understanding for me. It’s also a time I truly enjoy spending with family. It’s like the spring version of Thanksgiving—it’s about love and gratitude, but during a different time of year.
What are you looking forward to this month? Make sure to share in the comments below!