A Spring Challenge

45 Things to do this Spring

Let’s play “Never Have I Ever” for a brief moment, shall we?

Never have I ever cared about the seasons changing.

I live in Miami, seasons don’t really feel like a thing here. You can barely sense the change of temperature, change of landscape, change period. The seasons here have always felt like a big blur, one long, slightly fluctuating in temperature, humid summer with your occasional brief cold front.

But, it’s been brought to my attention that it’s actually the beginning of Spring.

Spring is known as the season of regrowth, rebirth, renewal, creation, and change. Winter is known for loneliness, depression, death, and endings. If this tends to be the case, why do we insist on making resolutions during winter time? By doing this, aren’t we just going against nature?

How have we allowed our advancement in life to affect us negatively in our connection to the natural world?

Well, in hopes of establishing that connection myself, I’ve come up with a challenge for this Spring. Every week I’ll be making a post of things that I’ve done that flow with the season, not that go against the current. The weather changes, vegetation changes, flowers blossom, and I’m sure other things shift. So, let’s flow. Let’s Live Local, as the first half of this blog’s title states. Let’s genuinely be locals that go with the seasons and not force things to happen because we are limited to the time we have here in the city. We’re residents here people, let’s make the best out of it and do the types of exploration that the seasons call for.

Here’s the challenge:

The goal is to do as many of these as possible, improvisation is of course allowed.

  1. Make 10 new resolutions, it’s the time for regrowth after all.
  2. Plant something that’s meant to grow during Spring. We rather not see it die, right?
  3. Have a picnic at a park.
  4. Jog outside.
  5. Go on a hike.
  6. Ride a bike.
  7. Go to a restaurant and sit outside..
  8. Play hopscotch.
  9. Play golf (mini golf counts, duh)
  10. Climb a tree.
  11. Go to a park with a playground, and at bare minimum swing on the swings
  12. Draw a painting (or color one) with “Spring Colors”
  13. Girls, get a manicure and again, choose a spring color.
  14. Go to a farmers market.
  15. Do a recipe with fresh items bought at the market only (seasoning doesn’t count).
  16. Go to a crop field.
  17. Drive with your windows down.
  18. Visit a Garden.
  19. Go Camping.
  20. Fly a Kite.
  21. Have a barbeque.
  22. Go canoeing/kayaking.
  23. Play a sport outside (volleyball, softball, baseball, football, tennis, etc.).
  24. Go fishing.
  25. Bake cupcakes and decorate them with Spring colors.
  26. Watch the sunset.
  27. Go Rollerblading.
  28. Do a DIY project.
  29. Visit a Museum.
  30. Go to a Drive In.
  31. Go watch an outdoors sports game.
  32. Go on a scavenger hunt.
  33. Have a game night.
  34. Horseback Riding.
  35. Decorate eggs for Easter.
  36. Participate in every Spring holiday, even if you don’t “celebrate” it.
  37. Attend an outdoor concert.
  38. Go to carnival/festival/fair.
  39. Eat from a Food Truck.
  40. Take your dog, or your friends, on an outdoor adventure.
  41. Do something touristy.
  42. Buy flowers for someone.
  43. Wash your car at home, or someone else’s.
  44. If you’re a guy, have a guy’s “day”. If you’re a girl, have a girl’s “day”.
  45. Walk on a beach you’ve never been to.

Click here for a PDF Checklist

Spring officially started March 20th and ends June 19th, more or less. I could be wrong, so I won’t bet my head on this. We have until then, and by we, I mean uhh someone aside from me, to do as many of these things as we possibly can. Whenever you do something from this list tag @livelocalthinktourist and/or @racheyyrayy on Instagram. Use Hashtag #livelocalthinktourist #springchallenge, and you’ll qualify to be a winner of an invisible price that doesn’t exist because I don’t have those kind of connections. But, it’ll be fun and we can all push each other to do more things. That’s the point of this blog.

If you look at the list, most of the things can be done regardless of the city that you’re in. So, if you need some ideas, here you have them.

All hands on deck,  high five!

Comment if there’s anything else we should add to the list!

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P.S. I haven’t started the challenge, so there’s no pictures to make this post prettier. Next post though.

Hasta la vista,

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Williambymn 05/25/2016 - 10:03 PM

Great article. Much obliged. Staton

Rachel 06/02/2016 - 4:19 PM

Thank you, William!


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