I live in the cold white north, and I am not a fan of the snow. I don't like being cold, I don't like having to wear shoes that won't get your feet wet in the snow, and I don't like having to worry about slipping and sliding all over the road. I am not a snowboarder or a snowmobiler, i don't snow shoe and I don't enjoy sledding.
So why do I live in the snow infested north? I have to.
And so I am determined to not hate it so much this year. I don't want to waste my energy resenting something that is inevitable. I will focus on what I DO enjoy about the snow and this cold time of year.
I love the cozy feeling of being inside and warm and looking out at the snow covered world. Drinking a cup of coffee by a fire while snow swirls around outside is a very pleasant thing. It makes me want to cook comfort food and bake soul warming deserts.
If I can stay inside and enjoy being warm and comfortable I am happy with the snow, as soon as I have to go outside its difficult not to curse it. But this year I will try and not waste my energy on that negativity. I will embrace the snow a little more, until I have to spend an entire day shoveling three feet of it out of my driveway.
Since I have to live here I will deal with it, and I will even try and be okay with that. I will wear extra layers of clothing and cover every part of exposed skin, and I will keep my house warm and cozy for my kids and hubby to warm up in. I will enjoy having time in the snow with them, because for them this is a wonderful thing.