Nothing makes me happier than a beautiful sunny day. A day where you can step outside, feel the sun warm on your skin with a slight breeze blowing, and white fluffy clouds moving softly across the sky. Everyone is in a better mood on days like this. You can enjoy walking to class or taking your lunch to eat outside, and you can take long drives in the car with your windows down and sunglasses on soaking up the pure happiness that you feel in that moment.
Here in Indiana, we have had a couple of beautiful days like this so far, but then all of a sudden, the air starts to turn cold again, the wind starts blowing harder as rain falls, and you find yourself wondering how the hell the weather changed so fast and so suddenly.
After an amazing day of sunshine and happiness, why would the weather turn on you and make you hate it again? How could it do that to you?
These are the things I think of when the air starts to turn bitter again, and we seem to be in a constant pattern of going back and forth between happiness and despair. It’s almost like we are getting played by Mother Nature and she’s seeing how long she can toy with us before giving us exactly what we want.
The weather has such a significant impact on our daily lives, and that is why this shift in climate frustrates me so much.
If it’s raining you need to try to catch the bus to class and take an umbrella, if it’s snowing you can probably hardly scrap off your car because, of course, that snow turns into ice, and if it’s windy and cold you have to go outside miserably wrapped up in as much clothing as you possibly can just hoping you don’t get blown away by the wing or get frostbite by the time you reach your destination.
Although we usually have wonderful seasons of Summer and Fall here in Indiana, patiently awaiting that pleasure is always a challenging time to go through at the beginning of every new year.
It’s safe to say that sometime in my future I will most likely be permanently located in an area more south of where I am now, and then I will be able to hopefully enjoy the happiness the sun radiates to me every day of my life.