Over the years, I have slowly changed my tune about spring. I think it’s become my favorite season. I love going on daily walks and looking for buds on trees and new flowers pushing through. Last year, at the beginning of the lockdowns, those daily spring walks were what got me through March and April. I feel a lot lighter this year, but it’s still bringing me so much joy. The flowers are already starting to poke up around town and I am *here for it*.
I haven’t done one of these bucket lists in a while. I’ve been in the mood to break up the monotony of everyday life over here though, and I thought it could be fun to put together a “bucket list” for the spring season. I’m taking advantage of this second trimester energy, longer days, and warmer temperatures.
I’m not putting pressure on myself to, like, one hundred percent complete everything. But I thought it was fun to go through and think about what kinds of things I would like to do. Great to have a list like this ready to go for weekends with no plans.
SPRING BUCKET LIST
ONE // Plant our garden
I am so looking forward to getting our garden going again. (I should note: we have no idea what we’re doing. But we knew even less last year so we’re just rolling with it for fun.) I have our vegetable seeds germinating in our house right now and then we’ll replant them outside when it’s warm enough. Planning on doing the vegetable seeds in our raised garden beds and I think I’m going to do an herb garden in containers…. Kind of excited to see how it goes.
TWO // Visit my parents
Really, really looking forward to going down to Tampa to visit my parents sometime in April. It’s been harder than I expected to not get to see my family during my pregnancy.
THREE // Sew a new dress
I have not had the time, nor the energy, to pull my sewing machine out lately. I want to attempt to make a dress (or two) this spring! It’s been months since I touched my machine so I think I’m going to ease back into it this weekend by making a new batch of masks that feel springy and fun.
FOUR // Host a proper barbecue
I am itching to “open” our backyard up for the season. I think it’s going to require one weekend of work to get everything in tip top shape. And once we do that, I would love to do a proper barbecue. I know barbecues are usually for the summer months, but I am eager to kick off our outdoor activities again.
FIVE // Visit a new-to-me town
There are so many cute towns nearby. I haven’t really done a lot of exploring of New Jersey and feel a little shame for it! Would love to find some place with an active downtown; small businesses and restaurants with outdoor dining just to do a day trip. Any recommendations? Bonus points for one with a bookstore and/or amazing cafe!
SIX // Clean out our basement
This is less fun…. however, it’s necessary and could be lumped into a spring cleaning category. Our basement was so nice and organized. And then we got married. I pretty much gave up the month before our wedding and it became a dumping ground for any and every thing. It’s bad. Like, really really bad.
SEVEN // Play more tennis
Back to fun! I want to start picking up the tennis racket again. It’s one of my favorite low-key ways to get some movement in. I’m also including pickleball in this too. We got suppppper into this past summer. (Very competitive and very addicting.)