Monday, October 22, 2018

Winter's not a bad season

I love the snow, but I’m not quite accustomed to the cold that always follows it. 

Winter is a peaceful time for most. Snow entails the holiday season, and fires, and family. My winter is just more hectic then the average person’s. 

For me, winter means long practices and aching muscles. It means walking in the snow in only shorts and heavy backpacks. 

It usually doesn’t snow this early in the year, but I don’t mind that the fall season didn’t last as long because I know if it were to stay around too long I was bound to get sick of orange and yellow leaves and the stickiness of rain. 

The snow always covers up the mess that fall made of the ground. I think snow is prettier than any tree you’ll see in the fall. 

For me, winter entails long days, and longer nights. I don’t mind the practices, and I don’t mind the work. But, even though my winter is chaotic, I can’t help but find peace within it all. 

Dance consumes the majority of my holiday season and months afterwards, but it’s my favorite part of the year. Competitions take place almost every Saturday in December, but I don’t mind that I won’t have a weekend. 

I’ve been doing it for so long, I forget that this is usually the part of the year that people slow down. It’s not odd to me at all. 

Winter used to mean something else for me, though. My days would be spent outside, and my nights in front of a fire. I didn’t mind the aftereffects of playing in the snow, or the wetness of my snow gear afterwards. 

Something about the snow and the crisp air is exciting to me. Like everything is frozen at this one point. Sometimes it’s nice to stop and wonder what the rest of the world may look like at that point in time. 

While others may want to escape the cold temperatures for places of warm water, I don’t mind staying. 

I don’t mind that my car doesn’t heat up fast enough to keep away the cold, and I don’t mind the heater blanket I’ll soon have to put on my bed. 

Luckily, the cold has never really bothered me, but I know others are not as welcoming to the idea of snow and ice. 

I don’t mind that it snowed earlier then it usually does this season, although I know it will soon melt anyway.

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