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Well it’s that time of the year again!

The first day of spring is here in our city of Calgary and as you know, it’s a highly anticipated moment for many folks in our city that enjoy the warmer weather! As the cold Alberta winter months come to an end, we begin to feel the warmth of the sun on our skin, hear the birds chirping, and see the flowers blooming. Spring represents a time of new beginnings, growth, and transformation. It’s no wonder that this season brings about a range of emotions for us as humans.

What I have come to the realization is, one of the most common emotions associated with the first day of spring is excitement. After months of hibernating indoors and dealing with the cold, grey weather, we finally have a chance to embrace the outdoors again. We can go for walks, have picnics, and enjoy the beauty of nature.

The sunshine and warmth are also great for our mental health, as they can boost our mood and energy levels.

Now spring in our city of Calgary also brings about a sense of hope and optimism. The days are getting longer, and the world is coming back to life. It’s a time to look forward to the future and all the possibilities that lie ahead. Doesn’t Spring remind you that there is always a new season, a new beginning, and a new opportunity to grow and thrive?

However, the first day of spring can also bring up feelings of nostalgia and reflection. As we witness the renewal of life, we may be reminded of times gone by and the people who are no longer with us. It can be a bittersweet moment, as we remember both the joys and the sorrows of the past. This can be an opportunity for introspection, to appreciate the present moment, and to honor those who have touched our lives.

What I have realized as the seasons change here in our city, it can also be a time of renewal and self-discovery. Just as the flowers and trees are blooming, we too can use this time to grow and change. We can set new goals, learn new skills, and explore new interests. Spring is a reminder that we are constantly evolving and that there is always room for growth.

Remember friends, the first day of spring is a powerful moment that brings a range of emotions for us as humans. It’s a time of excitement, hope, reflection, and renewal.

As we embrace this new season, let us appreciate the beauty of nature and use this time to grow and transform ourselves.

Let’s Spring it Forward as they say!
Shane Wenzel

Shane Wenzel

Shane is the President & CEO of the Shane Homes Group of Companies and the namesake. Shane's responsibilities include strategic direction for the companies, policy advice for the building industry through BILD Calgary, and political involvement through the Alberta Enterprise Group on the economy, making him an industry leader in his field. Shane's sales and marketing background comes from growing up with two entrepreneurial parents, Cal and Edith, and participating in a business advisory group. On the personal side, Shane considers himself a bit of a "tech junky" and social media influencer on various platforms. He's also proudly apart of the LGBTQ community.