Spring in Chicago is like an awakening. It’s a few long weeks of remembering just how many people live here, and wondering where they have all been during winter.
The best thing about spring is the energy that comes alive. The weather, the people, the events, and the outdoor meals. Everything wakes up, and the weeks of spring almost make the entire winter worth the wait. Admittedly, it gets difficult to stay focused on school during spring quarter
. However, the incredible weather and events of the spring do make it perfectly fine that we’re in school a bit later into the summer than other colleges.
Spring quarter is also a time of preparation for transition. Whether you’re just about to start college, finishing up an intermediate year of college, or getting ready to move on from college, there’s a lot to figure out in the spring. It’s like saying goodbye to the life you had in the winter and hello to the new spring/summer life.
The weather makes it possible to explore the areas of the city that you
didn't get to in the winter. It makes eating outside
at the local places possible. You have everything that a city offers (like good food, interesting people, fun things to do for every type of person) and you also have the lake
that almost makes you feel like you’re out of the city.
I especially enjoy spring on campus because it's the best time to sit outside before or after class and get some sun. It gives me an energy that sustains me through the class and helps me be more focused once I am ready to sit down for class.
Still, my absolute favorite thing about the spring in Chicago is being able to walk around and see people that you haven't for a while. The winter can be hard, but spring makes the winter months worth the wait. Seeing people get back outside and all the happiness and activities make spring one of the best times of the year in Chicago.