First I offer you a quote that perfectly captures the experience of spring around here now:
"... first tulip cracked its green bud sheath & opened red silk and purple-black stamens to sun--"
(from The Journals of Sylvia Plath, 1950-1962, ed. by Karen V. Kukil)
And now I encourage you to check out Laurel Garver guest posting at The Alliterative Allomorph
about ways to mark and remember the events of your life, a sort of
memoir-as-you-go. As Laurel says, "Our life experiences provide some of
the most potent material—material that will fade like smoke from a
snuffed candle if you wait too long to write it."