5 Reasons Why Winter Can Be the Greatest and Worst Season
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5 Reasons Why Winter Can Be the Greatest and Worst Season

'Tis the season to love and hate Winter.

5 Reasons Why Winter Can Be the Greatest and Worst Season

So, we have braced ourselves for a while, and winter is now upon us with the first potential snowfall coming this weekend. While we brace the weather for this coming winter, let's also not forget to reminisce on why winter is truly the ugly step-sister of mother nature, and why winter is warm and fuzzy on the inside.

The best of the best of the season:

1) Sledding

Winter cannot be winter without sliding down a hill or even a toboggan slide. Sledding is essentially the must-do activity during the winter season; for any age.

2) Building a snowman, snow fort, or anything with snow

It's kind of a tradition here in Chicago to build the most outrageous snowmen or snow beings. Every year, after the great storm, news stations across the Chicagoland area, and on most college campuses, will receive photos from viewers and onlookers of masterpieces they've seen or of their own creation. Chicago is practically the snow capital of the world, aside from other places with lots of snow.

3) Hot chocolate, coffee, etc.

Admit it, you drink hot chocolate during the Summer - unless, that is only me. For real though, the only appropriate time to fully enjoy this luxury, and taking the right advantage of it, is truthfully during the Winter season. Coffee is great, too, don't forget coffee. Never forget coffee. Hot drinks are the one thing I anticipate the most during the Winter.

4) Picture perfect

Let's face it, sometimes treading out in the snow is not always great, but observing it from the enclosure of a building, or your own home, is perfect. Snow glistening in the soft moonlight, as it slowly peers out from above the clouds.

5) Old memories, new beginnings

With the start of a new year upon us, it is alright to say we can reminisce and recall memories, whether happy or sad. However, with Winter comes a whole new round of memories waiting to be made. Whether it's a new relationship, bonding with old friends, a new life created, or a life to be remembered.

The worst of times of the season:

1) Snow, snow, and more snow

Snow is nice, but shoveling it mostly every day is not always fun.

2) Disorders

For those who suffer with depression, anxiety, or any other disorder, it is always best to remember that you are not alone, and to always talk to someone if the Winter impacts your disorder the most.

3) Snow storms

They're lovely to view on a cold night, but not fun when you have to deal with it during early morning traffic.

4) Dry skin, face, etc.

''Tis the season for dry skin, face, hair, etc. Be sure to stay hydrated, especially your skin and hair.

5) No fun in the sun

Sure, it's fun to go out and build a snowman, but you can only enjoy it for a certain amount of time before you get cold.

So whether you like the Winter or you don't, it's best to consider these things and enjoy the Winter, and the holiday season.

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