Spring is a state of mind. Or so I tell myself, anyway. That’s why today, when the weather was just forgiving enough, I decided to wear short sleeves and sandals to make it official. So despite my seasonal allergies that are just beginning to act up and sensitive eyes that make me squint in the morning sun, I walked outside along Amsterdam Avenue feeling like today was the first carefree day of warm weather, sunny skies, and new life. Although 55 degrees may not be quite warm, I got my own first taste of spring a little bit early. It was totally worth the goosebumps.