AllAgesView – April Showers Bring May Flowers

By Sofia Johnson
April Showers bring May Flowers

​As a sixteen year old, I, just like the rest of you I am sure, am struggling to entertain myself during this time. The urge to go out and enjoy our city is almost unbearable. The good news is: you can. Biking or walking on Dry Creek trail and Virginia Corridor are perfect ways to do so. Personally, I have done both of these as well as picked up new hobbies such as gardening. You know what they say about April showers bringing May flowers? Well, there is no better time to start planting than right now. I have planted calla lily and tulip bulbs as well as forget-me-not seeds; I even set out a bird feeder! Everyday, I pause my schoolwork for a few minutes, check on their progress, and water them as a sort of mental break.

As fun as this all is, my favorite thing that my family has started doing is backyard meals. Every dinner, and sometimes even lunch, we all sit down together in our backyard and have either a home-cooked meal or takeout from a local business we would like to support. I don’t even think we could have more perfect weather for this!

Along with these activities, I have picked up volunteer work. Is there a politician that you would like to see win an upcoming election? Call their office and see if you can do remote volunteer work in the comfort of your own home. This could be as easy as making calls to recruit even more volunteers. This is such a great way to get involved and make an impact on an issue or topic that you are passionate about.

What I hope you gain from reading this article is that this quarantine does not have to stop you from doing things that you love. I’m excited to continue to share new hobbies that I have found and use this time to inspire rather than discourage me and I hope you do the same. Stay safe, Modesto!



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