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Spring Fever 2017 -- a new season is right around the corner

Posted: March 9, 2017 11:38 a.m.
Updated: March 10, 2017 1:00 a.m.
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Emily Seay

It’s that time of the year again -- the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and warm air is swirling in the air. There is new life roaming the earth and animals roll out of hibernation. The time will soon change -- Sunday to be exact. Elementary, middle and high school students alike struggle daily to focus in school. They may find themselves staring out the window daydreaming about afternoon plans or wishing they were outside engulfed in the sunshine and warm air. This happens every single year as a result of the season change. This is a concept everyone should all be familiar with because we all suffer from it -- spring fever.

According to Google, spring fever is defined as “a feeling of restlessness and excitement felt at the beginning of spring.” As March 20 approaches, both adults and children become eager for spring’s start. 

I can remember all throughout my school years -- even more so now -- becoming distracted after the first warm day of the New Year and with the unusually warm weather we’ve experienced lately, the distractions are a constant! I begin to wish I was poolside with my friends, at the beach or enjoying a nice relaxing day at home in “norts” and a t-shirt -- anywhere but school. Adults, too, begin thinking about taking a day off to go fishing, take part in some yard therapy, play a round or two of golf or perhaps drive down to the beach for the day.  No matter the plans, we all suffer from spring fever.

For students, as spring nears, it means the school days draw to a diminishing number. With approximately 11 more weeks of school (only 11 more dreaded Mondays!), spring break beginning on April 10 and summer break beginning on May 26, we are a mere two and half months away from freedom. It is not only students who will count down to this freedom, as I personally know some teachers out there who feel the same way, too!

Until then, why not enjoy some sunshine? Whether it be lunch with friends outside, taking in a ball game, going for a walk or simply sitting outdoors with a good book, we all can have the best of both worlds, for now -- work and play.

So students, the next time you find yourself wishing you were devouring a Pelican’s SnoBall, or daydreaming about upcoming vacations, think to yourself, “We can do this!” For the adults out there, go ahead and plan that “mental health day” on a sunny 70 degree day. After all, spring fever only comes once a year. 

Happy Spring!

Emily Seay is a Senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School.

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