Have you ever noticed that we all have different weather preferences? I would have thought that we could have sorted them out by now, considering the wide range of climates to choose from 😉 But of course, we all can’t live in our ideal weather zone, and as a result, someone’s perfect weather day can be another person’s weather nightmare.
I know that I have different preferences than those who live around me. Anytime I like the weather, most other people do not. I’m an out of place cooler weather person in a warm weather place. So when the weather is chilly and gray, I’ll often tell people how happy I am about the weather. And they usually think I’m crazy. (Of course, occasionally I meet someone who shares my weather preferences, and we can have an actual meaningful conversation about the weather!)
Over the years, my weather personality has changed quite a bit. I grew up in a pretty cold place, and that led me to think that I disliked cold weather. Well, after being around from cold weather a while, I’m not sure that’s the case. I actually miss it and also dislike very warm weather. I’m not sure if I should live somewhere temperate and mild, or somewhere with four not too extreme seasons.
I am updating this blog from a very cold and snowy place far away from home this morning. As I write this, I am watching the snow fall quietly and slowly across the city buildings. It has no chance of letting up anytime soon, and that’s fine with me. As someone who lives in a warm place, I treasure the rare snowy day that I get to enjoy elsewhere.
When I was younger, snow made me feel energized and alive. I used to run outside as soon as it was warm enough (I grew up in a very cold place) and go sledding. I loved snow days where I got the day off from school. Actually, I lived for them 🙂
As an adult, I find snow to be cozy and even focusing. I bundle up, get a warm drink, and get to work. I think that a light snow is perfect for writing, and I find that those days are the days when I get the most done. And if I ever need to take a break, there’s nothing more invigorating than going for a short walk in the snow. (Forget about shoveling though – I hate it!.)
If I could have my dreams come true, I’d love to have a little snowy mountain vacation house – for skiing, hot chocolate drinking, gazing out the window, and of course writing quizzes. I’d love to have a sweet little hideaway in Colorado or Switzerland or southern New Zealand. Maybe one day 🙂
Until then, I’ll take solace in one of my favorite quizzes: The Snow Test
Just taking The Snow Test brings me back to the happiest snowy days of my life, and I am hoping that it will do the same for you. What do you think of this quiz and your result? Comment below and let me know.
If you’re anything like most people, you probably have a type of weather that makes your heart soar. For me, it’s cloudy and chilly. Maybe a little rain or snow. What about you? Take my latest quiz: What’s Your Ideal Weather?
Comment below with your result, and also let me know what your favorite type of weather is!
It sounds like it’s going to be a very cold day throughout the United States. How should you stay warm? I personally like to attack my coldness from a few fronts… thick blanket, hot chocolate, warm dog! What about you?