Winter is my favorite season. I even have a snowflake tattooed on my body to prove it. I was born on the first day of Winter (December 21st). While some people feel depressed and sad around this time of year because it's cold and dead and hard to get around in, I feel the opposite. I don't see it as all the plants dying, I like to see it as a New Start. When it snows: all bets are off. I feel the most happy and content with the world when I'm walking through campus or just down the street all bundled up in a sweater with a hot coffee in my hands and the crisp smell of cold air all around me. And yes, cold air and hot air do have different smells.
For those of you who do not enjoy this time of year quite as much as I do, I compiled a list of all the things that make me happy about it that might help inspire you to give it another try.
I don't want to know how much money I've given to Starbucks in exchange for Chestnut Praline Lattes since they became available. I normally drink cold or blended drinks even when it's below freezing outside, but this year I took a chance and tried a warm one and I am absolutely obsessed.
What I said about Starbucks? Maybe double it for Bath and Body Works.
If I knew how to insert Emojis into blog posts, I would put the snowflake one and the snowman one here... but I don't so just pretend, okay?
Scarfs, gloves & hats
Winter clothing is the best clothing. It's so cozy and warm and the colors are so glorious.
It makes the world go 'round
While it might not always be the most fun to walk around in, Winter is and will always be my favorite time of year.