Why I'm Ready for the Cold Weather Already
Lifestyle

Why I'm Ready for the Cold Weather Already

Why I'm ready for the summer temperatures to finally blow away and bring in the cold.

10
Pexels

Pumpkins are out, leaves are on the ground, Halloween movies are playing, and people are starting to make plans for Thanksgiving already. But somehow-- it's eighty degrees outside. My church was putting on a Trunk or Treat day and I was standing outside in a t-shirt, in late, late October, and I was sweating. This is not okay. When I'm wearing a scarf for fall, drinking some hot chocolate and kicking through the fallen leaves, I should not have to also be blaring my AC. It's time for Mother Nature to pick a season, and stick with it.

Once we have the first day of the fall season under forty-five degrees, it should be a rule that you are not allowed to then go back up thirty degrees in temperature for another two weeks. When I first wear a sweater with jeans and boots, I am not willing to go back to wearing t-shirts and shorts again. I am fully committed to dressing for fall, and that means that, yes, I will wear a scarf when it's seventy-five degrees out with the sun fully shining. I've passed the time for dressing for the beach and I am not going back.

Certain autumnal activities are only suited for the colder weather. Hiking through the mountains, trick-or-treating, pumpkin picking, attending football games, and watching seasonal movies under the blankets are only fun if it's actually cold out. Because let's admit it, part of the fun of participating in these activities is getting chilly, and being able to get cozy and warm again with a hot drink while relaxing next to a fireplace.

I am the type of person to get excited over holidays long before they have arrived. The particular one in my mind is Christmas. For example, I already know what I'm getting some people for their gifts. This is hard to do when it still feels like it's summer out. I'm ready for the weather to get cold quickly so that we can receive snow days quickly. It's the point in the year where it feels as though you've had no break from school and it's been an endless battle to keep up with the ever-growing pile of homework received daily. Winter is the time associated with students to be full of days off, relaxation, and some well-deserved breaks full of snow and getting together with friends-- the best of which being the unplanned snow days. We all know those teachers we have that look forward to snow days just as much as we do and watch the school website anxiously along with us to see if it's been canceled. And along with snow days, one of the most exciting announcements to ever be heard can sometimes accompany them-- canceled midterms.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Politics and Activism

4 Ways The Plan To Deport International Students Is Dumb, According To An Exchange Student

The whole policy isn't very stay-in-place, if you ask me.

Wikimedia Commons

On Monday, July 6, new federal guidelines were announced that do not allow international students to remain in the U.S. unless they are taking classes in person. Which, if you ask me, is stupid.

Keep Reading... Show less

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic still surging in the United States, where we are averaging 50,000 cases daily, wearing a face mask has become even more important. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, has stressed the importance of wearing a mask and is pleading Americans to take notice of the "disturbing" rise in cases. It would be common sense to listen to him, considering we are dealing with a virus that has a mortality rate higher than what we have seen with other viruses.

Keep Reading... Show less

Everyone remembers the first time they went to one of the Disney parks. Spinning in teacups and having Goofy wrap his arms around my 8-year-old self were some of my fondest childhood memories, and I'm surely not alone in that.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

These Superfood Beauty Products Show Kale And Matcha Work For SO Much More Than We Thought

Just another summer's day with a cold glass of kombucha on my face.

I've been vegan for about six years now, so a love for fresh vegetables and superfoods has now become a core part of my being. Don't get me wrong. I love my indulgent, creamy pastas and truffle fries more than anyone. But I keep most of my focus on eating clean and healthy so I can indulge guilt-free.

But I'd say about a large part of my diet has always, unknowingly, included superfoods. Being Indian, lentils, beetroot, garlic, ginger, and whole grains have been core essentials on the family dinner table since I could digest solid foods.

Keep Reading... Show less

Now that college is around the corner for most if not all young adults, students once shook by a pandemic now have to shift their focus on achieving their career goals. As if we thought we had it together already! As an NYC girl, I have always seen myself as a hustler, hungry to advance my career in journalism by having one skill: working hard.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

5 BBQ Essentials Every Vegan Should Bring To Avoid Summer Cookout FOMO

You'll have your whole family drooling when you bring these goodies over too.

All vegetarians and vegans can relate when I say this: summer barbecues aren't fun when there's nothing you can eat.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments