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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at KU chapter.

If you’ve been looking for a sign to make that change in your life that you’ve been thinking about, this is it

I could technically end the article there, because that’s pretty much the gist of what I’m going to be talking about. But if you want a little more explanation, feel free to keep reading. 

Spring is a busy time for many people. It’s far enough past the new year that things have really fallen into their groove, where the last vestiges of winter are creeping away and allergies are coming back with a vengeance. For students like myself, we’re almost halfway through the semester, which means midterm season (and, this year, no spring break). 

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But with the advent of spring comes a whole other type of feeling: growth. Leaves are budding, grass is turning green, and the weather is getting warmer. It’s a time of new beginnings for nature. 

So why not make a change in your life too? 

Too often, things that we do solely for fun get pushed to the back burner. This could include starting a new hobby, picking up an old hobby, or just doing something nice for ourselves! I know I myself am guilty of this: my priorities are school, work, and myself, usually in that order. 

This article is as much a kick in the butt for me as I hope it is for you. Whatever it is that you’ve been thinking of doing—starting a blog, writing a story, getting a new hairstyle, learning a TikTok dance, etc.—if you don’t do it for yourself, no one will. 

When COVID-19 first burst onto the scene in the U.S., everyone was clamoring that lockdown was the “perfect” time to start a side hustle or try something new. But I would argue that there is no perfect time. It’s like Yoda says: do or do not. Either you do it, or you don’t, but regardless of when you do, it’ll always be the right time. Including right now. 

(Disclaimer: to avoid being a hypocrite, after I write this article, I’m going to finish the next chapter of my story that was supposed to be completed in 2020. Just goes to show that I could use some of my own advice.) 

Change is scary, but it’s also good. And in these completely unprecedented times, none of us know what’s going to happen next. Might as well have some fun while we’re at it. 

As cliché as the phrase is, (and at risk of sounding like a Nike commercial), the best advice is truly to just do it. No more excuses. 


Amy is currently a senior at the University of Kansas studying global & international studies and biochemistry. When not watching How to Train Your Dragon or soccer (hala Madrid!), she likes to read, write, and listen to Taylor Swift.