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I’m a hater of all things winter. I truly am. I dislike the cold, the snow, the moisture in the air. I could care less if I can see my own breath, and I’ve fallen down more times than I can count on the trickery of black ice. Let’s face it…winter is my nemesis. I’m literally counting down the days until it is the 70-degree weather. My winter coat is my second skin, I never take it off. I sit at home in it, wear it walking around the house…seriously, I’m chilled to the bone for 4 months out of the year! What is wrong with me?! And why have I lived in a state my entire life that has the most unpredictable and crazy weather patterns ever?
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Don’t get me wrong, I know that winter is truly a beautiful site to see. I love the pretty snow from afar, the holidays that happen in winter, the joy on my children’s face when they get to play in the frigid cold weather or miss school because of it…but for me? I can’t get behind it. The thought of having my nostrils freeze together one more time, while funny as it sounds, may make me invest in a built-in heater for my coat.
Part of my daily routine is that I like to walk. A lot. It’s my form of exercise and my life feels all wonky if I’m unable to get a walk in. But during winter? It isn’t happening. I’ve tried. It’s agonizing to me. Next best thing? Well..mall walking of course. I conned my husband into joining me the last time. I was in for a treat. First, it’s really a thing…there are like clubs and stuff of people that do this. And they are serious about it. They have headphones in, they have created their own “lanes” and to them, if you aren’t moving quickly, you’re in their way. It’s quite intimidating. From my last experience, I created a tips guide for those of you wanting, or considering, to mall walk.
That’s it. Truly. If you can be quick on your feet, dodge herds of human traffic and withstand from spending all your money everytime you go to the mall to walk, you may have just found your saving grace for winter. Me? I may or may not be giving it a try again…A better plan right now for me is to be snuggled up by the fire reading a nice book, waiting for spring to appear. C’mon 70-degree weather!!!