It is only 2 days from the official start of spring, and it looks like spring here on the west coast of Canada! The *magnolia tree next door and my *kale plants are in full *bloom. It is green everywhere, things are growing. Looking outside this morning at the beautiful flowers on the *magnolia tree, I started to think about how there are times when you feel like you are not learning anything, where you feel frustrated with your progress. These times are like the winter season of learning, but I want to remind you not to worry when you feel this way. Each time you put in effort in your learning, every time you try, it is like planting a *seed. You plant the *seeds of English communication when you do things like read in English, study online with an English coach, or go on a language learning vacation. Over time, these *seeds will produce results. Springtime is beautiful, it is the time when things come to life. It is reminder that when we try, when we put in effort, we will eventually see results!