With the entire world racing to get vaccinated, more and more people returning to the office, and shops, restaurants, and streets getting busier, life is slowly beginning to feel the way it did a year ago. Or was it 100 years ago? It’s difficult to tell at this point.

But that’s the beauty of coming out of seclusion: there’s a feeling of escape, re-discovery, and promise. Spring has truly never felt more like a period of rebirth. Don’t forget to appreciate every second of it—and remain hopeful.