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It’s been a long, hard winter, but it’s finally come to an end!

Whether Mother Nature chooses to acknowledge it or not, today marks the official start of spring. That means birds chirping, warm weather, and a whole lot of sunshine – OK, maybe not just yet, but how far off can it be?

Spring is arguably one of the greatest of the four seasons. It’s just warm enough to shed some layers, but not hot enough to require A/C, it means the start of festival season, and perhaps most obviously, it’s the season right before glorious summer.

If you’re as sick of winter as we, you probably need a little reminder of all the good things spring’s about to bring your way. We’ve rounded up all the reasons spring totally rules.

Check it out.

With spring comes warmer weather…

So say good-bye to that bulky winter jacket…

…and hit up your nearest mall for some cute, more weather appropriate clothes…

…fresh shades…

…and of course, new shoes!

Now that winter’s on its way out, flowers have started popping up…

…and the city has come alive again.

The changing of the seasons means it’s time to switch up your coffee routine. Buh-bye, hot lattes, hello iced coffee…

…oh, how we’ve missed you.

Spring is the perfect time to get up off the couch and do things outside…

This isn’t just a farewell to cold weather. Spring signals the end of cuffing season…

…which means your bestie is back and ready to party…

…go out to eat…

…or just kick it old school.

If you’re lucky enough to still be in college, spring means one thing: SPRING BREAK!

…beach…

…beers…

…bikinis…

…and boys!

For those of us less fortunate, better known as alumni, spring equals alumni weekend…

…aka one last chance to relive our glory days.

Spring also means tax refunds…

…and who could complain about that?

…especially because a fat refund could fund that epic vacation you’ve been dreaming about since December.

Best of all, summer is just three months from today!

SOURCE: Giphy.

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