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Spring Baseball Games

Now that the weather is getting warmer and sunnier it’s a perfect time to spend the afternoons outside. One thing I love doing when it gets to be around spring time is attending our school’s baseball games.

The field is really nice and there are stands or you can bring a blanket and sit in the grass on the side of the stadium. The games are long which means you can either spend the whole day outside or you can stay for a little while and enjoy the nice day briefly.

Some may think baseball is boring but you don’t have to go just to watch the games. You can go with friends and just enjoy being outside and the baseball game can be something to occasionally look over at and a good conversation starter.

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“If you haven’t been to a baseball game before you should definitely try to go to one.”

They also have concessions at the fields so you can go and enjoy those with your friends. At half time they usually do games where you can win a variety of prizes and rewards. Certain games are active where you end up getting on the field and playing something against another opponent from the crowd and whoever ends up winning gets the prize. The prizes are normally something like a t-shirt and the games are all friendly and fun. They also have games where you stay in the stands and they put the camera on you and have you dance or make a face to win prizes.

The players also have walk out songs that play right before they go up to hit. Each player has a different one and it’s fun to wait and listen to see who picked what song to get them pumped up for their turn to hit. It’s fun to sing along to the songs and there’s a variety of songs from country to rap to EDM.

Overall the spring baseball games are a lot of fun whether you like baseball or not they’re a great experience and a great way to spend a nice, sunny spring afternoon. If you haven’t been to a baseball game before you should definitely try to go to one before you graduate because you will have a great time.

Why you should invest in a Scentsy

 

For those of you who don’t know what a Scentsy is, it’s wax warmer that is magical, wonderful, and totally worth the money. They aren’t sold in stores but they have a website that you can visit and purchase what you need from their consultants. (https://scentsy.com) Basically, instead of having an online ordering system, they have consultants throughout the country to sell to people around them. It’s really easy and just like ordering online but you get it from a person who’s near your area. You don’t have to directly contact the person, Scentsy does that for you and you will have your scents or warmer sent to you within the week.

 

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“They have a huge selection of scented waxes and even sections like holiday scents, summer scents, classic scents, and so on.” Photo By: Sydney Crawson

Once on the website, you can buy anything from an actual warmer to different waxes to warmer covers. The warmers range wide in price from $30-$60 so if you don’t want to spend a lot you don’t have to but if you want to, and can, that’s available for you also. The warmers come in different patterns, shapes, and sizes. They even have a nightlight version of the warmer you can plug into a wall outlet!

The fun part starts when you get to pick out which waxes you want to put in your Scentsy dish. They have a huge selection of scented waxes and even sections like holiday scents, summer scents, classic scents, and so on. The waxes are only $5 and they are re-usable! All you have to do is heat up the wax in your dish and then when it becomes a liquid you dump it back into its plastic shell and wipe out any excess wax still stuck to your dish. Then you can put whatever other scent you want and keep re-using them as many times as you wish!

Scentsy’s are cute, fun, and mess free. They won’t burn your apartment down if you leave them on by accident. They smell stronger than candles too. Scentsy’s are a great investment and will bring joy and great scents to your humble abode.

 

Spring: the underrated cousin of the seasons

Summer and winter are grossly overrated. As much as I love basking in the summer sun and the fun of preparing for Christmas, spring deserves more credit than it gets.

Spring is a magical time of year. Dead grass and trees slowly begin returning to their leafy-green glory and flowers create a brilliant, colorful scene as they peek their heads out of the ground. Many poets have written about the glorious return of life during the spring — but in modern times, spring seems to be the most underrated of the seasons.

Spring is also a wonderful time for self-transformation. As we shed our heavy winter coats and begin to sport sandals and shorts, we can also grasp the opportunity to make changes and grow in our lives. Spring cleaning has become one of my new favorite yearly rituals. I recently felt an enormous amount of stress due to school. I would sit in my room for hours looking at the mess of papers, trash and old clothes I never wear any more. So, I started to clean. I filled a large storage container with things I didn’t need or want anymore, and prepared it to be donated to Goodwill. As I packed those things away and removed them from my room, I felt a weight lift off my shoulders.

Just as leaves fall off trees in the fall and grow back in the spring, I believe people go through similar seasons. We end the year with New Year’s resolutions, start fresh and grow as people. It’s easy to feel lost at the beginning of a calendar year as you set new goals and prepare to make changes, but in the spring, those changes can be seen and felt as they emerge from within ourselves.

Although I literally shed the weight of extra items in my room, many of the changes spring can bring are intangible. Perhaps you started a new skill and were just losing faith in your abilities- spring is a wonderful time to hone those skills and begin to see results. Maybe it’s just because I grew up in Florida and am inspired more by the sun than the cold of winter, but something about the warmth of spring seems to kick us into gear as we make changes.

There’s a reason many DIY and at-home projects are started in the spring- it’s because everything’s fresh. Just as nature is replenished and things grow, we find ourselves wanting to do the same.

Spring is an exciting time of year. No matter how much you love winter, after the holidays it’s easy to yearn for warm weather again. This year, as the tulips begin to bloom, take time to think about the changes you want to make and start taking steps toward reaching those goals.