I used to adore snow. I loved waking up in the morning and seeing the streets covered with a sparkling sheet of fresh snow. If school got called off, I knew I would be able to spend hours in the glorious winter wonderland. And if school wasn’t called off, I knew as soon as I got home I could build a snowman and drink hot chocolate.
Now however, when I wake up in the morning and find the streets covered in snow, I dread my entire day. That means getting out of bed earlier, going out in the below freezing weather, scraping ice off of my car, and then attempting to actually get my car out of the driveway. And I have to do this all the while trying not to slip on the snow and give myself a concussion.
I absolutely hate driving in the snow, and Sophomore Lauren Shumate feels the same way. “I have my temps and learning how to drive in the snow is so stressful. I really did used to love the snow, but now that I’m grown up and actually have to get around in the winter, I hate it so much,” Shumate said.
With age, I think oncoming snow days seem to get less and less exciting and more, well, terrible. Not only driving, but I have to get up earlier and bundle up so that I don’t freeze to death. So that’s fun. Plus, there’s the whole thing having to walk about ten miles to get anywhere when it snows because everyone takes the good parking spots.
I can think of nothing good that comes with all the snow and cold weather we have. However, I really do hope that not everyone grows up with such a cynical view as me. I want to learn to be able to have a more positive view when it comes to things as I grow older, because that’s the only way I’m ever going to fully enjoy life. And that means trying to accept the horrendous phenomenon that is snow.