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The Bellarmine Prep Lion

The student news site of Bellarmine Preparatory School

The Bellarmine Prep Lion

The student news site of Bellarmine Preparatory School

The Bellarmine Prep Lion

Spring is on the way

As nature starts to flourish, and the sun replaces the lingering darkness from winter, there is a new sense of revival in the atmosphere.

With Spring coming, the days get longer, the days are warmer, and the new season invites us to embrace this renewed sense of change!



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The upcoming arrival of Spring allows for a wider variety of activities to do with your friends!

For example, going on a hike is such a fun experience to spend quality time with friends, family, and even God’s creation. You can walk around, bond with your friends, get a workout in, and use time out in nature for personal growth/connection with nature. 

With Spring up-and-coming, the flowers are beginning to bloom, and The Tulip Festival in Skagit Valley is worth the two hour drive. Also, comes with numerous photo opportunities, and it is a perfect opportunity for flower lovers to see some beautiful tulips!

Another fun Spring idea may be to care for our common home! That may look like taking on gardening, picking up litter, volunteering at our very own greenhouse, or even outdoor home improvement projects. 

Check out the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Photo courtesy of


As Spring arrives, just as decluttering our homes is important, it is equally important to cleanse our minds and bodies to cultivate a sense of mindfulness during this new season. 

One may journal, self-reflect, and even meditate to identify areas in one’s life that may need some “decluttering”. By “spring cleaning” one’s mental state, it allows for further focus and an enhanced sense of peace to lead us into Summer with a clean slate. 

Spring’s very own atmosphere of renewal sets the stage as the perfect time for personal growth.

By embracing and intentionally working on adopting a sense of mindfulness, one may reduce stress along with building connection with oneself and others. 


As it is easy to get distracted by the joys of Spring, let us not only soak in every joyous moment but also use Spring as an opportunity for self-growth.

Whether through spending time with loved ones or soaking in nature, let every experience allow oneself to embrace this sense of change and self discovery. 




About the Contributor
Ariana Randquist, Reporter

Ariana Randquist is a junior this year and is super excited to be a part of the Lion’s Journalism staff! She is involved in many clubs at Bellarmine as a member of Lion Outreach, KCC, APICA, co-founder of the Letters for Rose club, Capstone, and more. Her favorite activities include spending quality time with her family and friends, being outdoors, cooking and baking, reading, and listening to music!