I know I get kinda grumpy around the holiday, but man if this didn’t put a giant stupid smile on my face.
Seriously, that last photo alone makes it all worth it.
oh man… this is so great.
I get it. You’re tired of hearing about people who choose to live in Minnesota (or any upper midwest state for the most part) whine about the cold weather, snow, icy road conditions, etc.
But you know what’s worse than weather complainers? Complaining about weather complainers. We get it. You’re thicker skinned than us, you have more mental fortitude to tackle the sub zero temperatures head on, blah blah blah.
Look, I don’t HATE winter, and i actually do love snow most of the time. I’m not sure I could live in a place that doesn’t get to experience all 4 seasons (even if our Spring is usually like 4 days long). But I also have Hypothyroidism, which effects approximately 1-1.5 out of every 1000 people. One of the biggest side effects of this condition, of which there are many, is extreme sensitivity to heat and cold. I wasn’t aware I had this disorder until 2 years ago, but since being diagnosed I take a pill daily that artificially produces thyroid hormones since my thyroid gland is either dying or can’t produce enough on it’s own. This medicine has made my life infinitely better in many ways, and in general has made me able to tolerate winter (and extreme heat in the summer) temps much better. But like any medicine, it doesn’t always work as well as advertised and is constantly in need of adjusting the dosage.
So, next time you feel like complaining about people who complain about frigid temps, realize that not everyone’s body is able to react to temperature the same way. Not everyone gets to work from home. Not everyone can afford $500+ worth of winter gear to keep me as warm as possible when standing outside for 45 minutes on a given day waiting for a bus that’s late or may never arrive.
This is when a savings account would really come in handy. All travel destinations were suggested by these answers on Quora .
new life goal.
that usher > Usher
While seeing your breath generally means it’s cold as F,
It’s also a nice visual reminder of being alive.