Daylight Savings Time arrives this weekend, and I have the welcome mat out in position.
Although the daylight has been on a spiked increase in recent weeks, the official start of DST puts us yet another step closer to warmer weather. Better yet, Spring officially starts a week later.
I don't know about you, but I simply cannot wait!
Although I experienced an abbreviated version of winter weather this season, I can honestly say I'm done with it. The extreme cold temps, the psychotic wind, and the hazardous road conditions are just not my gig.
Alas, with Daylight Savings Time, there are great things headed our way:
For those of us who work outside our homes, DST is a huge blessing in terms of post-workday daylight. While I'm not afraid of running in the dark, and I have ample reflective/light-up gear, I much prefer true authentic daylight.
While it may still feel a bit wicked outdoors, at least in the Midwest, the temps are no longer consistently sub-freezing. Even the wind feels a bit more balmy than frigid. In terms of winter-like weather, we all know there's a definite end in sight.
As mentioned, with the extended daylight, there's more opportunity to witness the sunset. It's nice getting home from work and still having time to enjoy the sunset(s), often after a workout or dinner.
Daylight Savings Time also signifies the approaching spring season. We can finally enjoy the disappearing snow, the budding of trees, and the return of floral fragrance and birds singing.
Finally, and quite possibly my favorite, is the quick "relapse" we have of darker mornings is very short-lived. Honestly, it seems like the darkness (from the sacrificed hour of morning daylight) is only an issue for a couple weeks. I'm totally on board with that!
So, in case there's any confusion, I am really glad to be moving away from all things winter. While I don't allow the cold nor dark of Winter to affect my livelihood, I much prefer the warmth and beauty of daylight. Call me crazy.
Your thoughts? Do you mourn the loss of that "extra" hour, or do you welcome all the beautiful daylight that comes with it?