Winter is the only season I can honestly say I dislike. Each of the other seasons has something I can enjoy and appreciate, but to me, winter is just an inconvenience. There’s ice and snow, it gets dark early, and it’s freezing cold. Each winter, instead of enjoying what the season does have to offer, I hibernate and dream of moving far, far away to the tropics.
But, this year, in the months leading up to winter, I began to notice something. There are people who actually look forward to and love this season. I know, crazy right? Except, maybe I was the crazy one. Ted at Traveling Ted was always posting cross-country skiing pictures and Francesca at The Working Mom’s Travels loves to snowshoe. I could hardly believe it; people really do like winter.
The more I began to open my eyes to what winter could offer, the less I began have an all out hatred for the season. Winter has some pretty awesome options for the adventure lover. So, why had it taken me almost twenty-eight years to realize this?
I’m not sure. But, in 2013, the year of no limits, I refuse to limit myself to the small-minded mentality that winter is bad. I will, somehow, someway find a way to love, or at least enjoy the season.
Which is why, over the next few months, I have some big plans. No more hibernating, although my down comforter and flannel pajamas are extremely tempting. Instead, I plan on getting myself outdoors, no matter what the temperature is outside.
So, stay tuned for many adventures and videos to come. There will be snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snowboarding, skiing, ice climbing, ice fishing, and tubing, just to name a few of the activities that I plan on filling up my weekends with.
I will most likely look like the kids in A Christmas Story, so don’t judge. At least, I’ll be out there, attempting to fall in love with my biggest enemy…the cold weather. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em, and as long as someone has the hot cocoa waiting for me by a fire after, I am good to go.