Now that spring is officially here (yay!), it’s time to say hello to fresh flowers, dresses, pastels, and sunshine. It’s no secret that spring is my favorite time of the year, partly because my birthday marks the first day of the new season. Since my birthday coincides with its start, I always attribute springtime to be a time of renewal, almost as if it’s an awakening. Below are the 3 things I’m looking forward to this spring.
1. Trips to Europe
Tor and I are very lucky that we will get to visit Europe twice during the spring season. It seems we are always traveling to Europe (don’t worry Asia, we will get there sooner or later!), but these upcoming trips will be some of our most exciting. First up is our trip to Ireland, where we spent last week in a dreamy castle as my husband finished up filming his latest project. This week, we embarked on a week-long trip around the country to celebrate our second wedding anniversary. Once this trip ends, we will return home for three weeks before we turn around and come back, but this time to Italy and the UK. The last time we were in Italy, we were enjoying our honeymoon. This time we will be back for another obligation of Tor’s, but we plan on stealing some days away in the countryside. After that, we head to the UK just in time for the royal wedding. After binging Downton Abbey and The Crown repeatedly, I am extremely excited about visiting the UK again. I will share more details about that trip in the coming weeks!
2. Family Time
Living far away from both our families can get hard on Tor and I, so we try to fit in family time as much as possible. Out of the 3 things I’m looking forward to this spring, this is the most personal. Before our trip to Italy and the UK, we will be stopping in my hometown to visit my side of the family. I find myself missing my home state of New Jersey more and more these days, so I’m looking forward to being back in my hometown at one of the best times of the year.
3. New Updates to The A List
You read that right! In a few weeks, the homepage is going to have a little revamp to better suit what you, my readers, have asked for and prefer. I am very excited about these changes (the design process with my web designer Victoria McGinley is always fun!), as it’ll continue to lead this site to where I want to take it. You’ll have more content easily at your fingertips. I am also going to be making updates and changes to my newsletters which I am also extremely excited about. As my subscription numbers grow, my newsletter should reflect what my readers want to have in their inbox. With that said, you’ll be able to choose what kind of newsletters you want to receive.
What are you looking forward to this spring?