Here’s To Better Days Ahead!


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Amanya Gonzales, Writer

“Wake me up when September ends.”

I doubt what Green Day had in mind was Wow, September is really that boring! However, the fact of the matter is, it just might be. But, could it truly be worse than March?

Let’s be real, March just seems to drag on forever. As Hoosiers look to the sky to find any glimpse of sun behind a sea of clouds, many find themselves counting the days until the rays of sunshine truly return—bringing with them warm memories of the fair, parties, and long summer nights. However, the sad truth is that March refuses to produce: It’s neither the craziest month, nor is it particularly interesting in any way. It’s what many beauty gurus call a transition shade. This essentially means that March just exists.

March just flat lines; it does not evoke any special emotions or anything really. Its only purpose is to provide a reason to reflect back to February’s Valentine’s Day and—in the case of 2020—Leap Year while awaiting the next month: April. “But honestly,” confides Rayshawnda Horne, 10, “that extra Leap Day just seemed to have dragged on, too. Nothing really cool happened and it was kind of hyped up for no reason.” The good news, as Ms. Frizzle says, is that April has almost sprung.

In a blink of an eye, Spring Break will arrive. And, after a long wait, the weather will relinquish its cold heart and warm up nicely. April also offers a long-deserved break and the opportunity for a fresh start. It’s the perfect time of the year where one can finally quit procrastinating and get his or her spring cleaning done.

Historically, April has seen everything from the sinking of the Titanic (April 14-15, 1912) to Apollo 13’s failed mission (April 11-17, 1970). And, let’s not forget April Fool’s Day or the dreaded Tax Day. However, April also commemorates some of the wackiest days:

  • 1: Sweet Potato Day
  • 6: International Pillow Fight Day
  • 7: National No Housework Day
  • 17: Blah, Blah, Blah Day
  • 21: Go Fly a Kite Day
  • 26: National Richter Scale Day
  • 27: National Sense of Smell Day

Thus, despite the sad truth that March drags on, there is still a silver lining: Like transition shades, March is necessary to make April shine. Without rain, there would be no rainbows—and this boring month truly makes one grateful for what lies ahead.