Can you smell the snow tonight? Oh yes I can! Although some people fret about the winter and get nervous about driving in the snow, I am always excited about this change of season. I enjoy being out in the snow, watching it fall from my warm, cozy couch with Swiss Miss hot chocolate in hand. I enjoy wearing my UGG boots, with a warm sweater and a jacket over top, with a scarf around my neck and a hat on my head.
I snowboard, so it gives me something to look forward to this time of year. Although I haven’t been boarding in a couple years because I hurt my knee; I am going to get back into it this winter. Taking a snowboarding lesson is one of the first things on my list of things to do this season, along with sending out Christmas cards, and decorating my apartment with holiday cheer. Growing up, decorating my house was always my favorite thing to do to get ready for the holidays. My sister, mom, and I would always play Christmas music while decorating, dancing and singing to all of the best Christmas songs. I’m one of those people who would prefer to decorate the house about the 2nd week of November, although I know many people are completely against that. Well, I apologize ahead of time because I need to get the lights and holly up so I can hit the slopes.
I learned to ski when I was younger, and quickly grew tired of it and got into snowboarding with my friends. We would go every Thursday for student night and usually would go at least once during the weekend. It was the best way to relax and have fun with my friends. Now that I’m in college, I am going to start snowboarding with my college friends. Instead of going for a few hours to the small mountain near my house, we’re going to take day trips to the larger mountains in PA. I’m excited, it’s a fabulous way to relax and let out some steam with your friends. Snowboarding is great for people of all ages.
However, snowboarding isn’t the only thing I do in the late fall and winter to relax… Even though I’m in college I still enjoy sledding, snowball fights, and making snow angels with friends. Last year a couple of my friends and I made a snowman in the quad (the area in the center of all the buildings on campus) which was fun. Someone built a huge snowman in front of my dorm last year as well. We had plenty of snow for it. It’s also fun to go to Starbucks and catch up with a friend over a Peppermint Mocha latte or play card games with friends when there’s nothing else to do. I think the best go to winter time activity is watching movies. There is something extremely comforting about cuddling up on your couch, with a comfy blanket, a good friend, and a great movie. So don’t be afraid of the change of season, embrace it!!!