March Into Spring

This column initially appeared in the March 2020 edition of Gaston Alive! Magazine.

March. We finally made it. It’s a month that is all about forward progress. After all, it’s in the name.

We are moving on from winter and moving into spring, albeit very slow and deliberate. It doesn’t happen overnight. In fact, studies suggest spring moves north at a pace of about two miles an hour. That’s around 12 miles per day.

Spring’s not the only thing moving in March. So are our clocks. March is the month they advance by one hour. Despite losing an hour of sleep, that’s a minor sacrifice in the grand scheme of things if it means we gain the increased afternoon daylight. It’s just one sign, of many, that spring is almost here.