Happy Winter Solstice! Honestly, that sounds pretty spiritual and hokey, but I’m pretty sure it just means the first day of winter. Nope, just googled it. I was close, but only sort of. Fun fact, the winter solstice marks the exact moment that the Earth is the furthest in its rotation from the sun. Wow, science is super boring. Thank God I do math for a living. Way more interesting. I hope you tasted the sarcasm in that comment.
Anywho, Winter. What a beautiful time of the year, huh?
Just kidding I think besides the obvious holidays, it’s pretty horrible, and I have a list of reasons why:
1. Cold Weather: While the weather allows us to bust out this long awaited wool scarfs and super chic winter coat collection, it also brings with it the chance of hypothermia, unending coldness of my fingers and the need to bulk up by wearing two pairs of pants when I have to be outside for more than 15 minutes at a time. I hate the cold, and I have an iron deficiency, so it makes it even worse. Yeah, I guess I could take pills for that, but higher iron makes you constipated and to be perfectly frank, I’d rather be cold.
2. Winter Activities: During the Winter, where I’m from at least, everyone is super in to Winter activities. Ice-skating, sledding, building snowmen, you name it, they do it. And me, I’m over here like, hell no b*tch. I do not want to build a damn snowman, it is negative ten degrees out there and I don’t have, nor do I plan to have, pants on in the near future. I also had a really bad ice-skating experience where I 100% tanked it in front of my, at the time, crush. I realized that I will never be Kristi Yamaguchi and that fact alone has deterred me from ice-skating ever again. I am just meant to be an indoor Winter person. All of those other activities are too cold and too much work.
3. Being bored: I guess that maybe this goes with the second problem that I have with Winter, but since I hate normal outdoor winter activities, there are only so many things I can do inside. There are only so many cookies I can make and so many cups of hot chocolate I can drink without feeling like the before picture of a Jenny Craig campaign. And other than that, what else is there to do? I live in a place where all of the people around me work all day, so I’m pretty much home by myself watching TV and that gets so old, so fast. I need to take up a hobby or something, because I have definitely watched all of the good Netflix series and read all of the great free novels I could find on the internet.
4. Post Holiday Slump: While I am super pumped for the holiday season to be in full effect, I am also dreading the post-holiday slump. I know that this year will be different since I have a ton of exciting changes happening in my life, but for the most part, going back to real life after having such a jam-packed holiday break is pretty hard. I get that post-holiday, I don’t want to do anything at all, I need to lose the 15 pounds that I gained, please don’t make me talk to any more family members, just leave me alone, sh*tty attitude. I call it the post-holiday slump, and it doesn’t usually turn around until February, and I get everything back on track.
So, I guess that not everything about Winter is terrible, but what I came up with was enough to thoroughly frustrate me. To keep it on the lighter side though, I will wish you a happy four days until Christmas! Hope you have all of your shopping done, or have made out your IOU cards!