Are you a summer person or a winter person?
Or do you fall somewhere in between?
As someone who grew up in the Midwest and who now lives in the South, all I can say is that I don’t miss freezing winters AT ALL.
But there are plenty of folks who actually enjoy winter and we’re going to hear from them about what they like about the frigid months.
1. No sweat.
“I’m not sweating in bed anymore.
I went to college in upstate New York. My dorm room was super old and so it had an old school radiator that was super strong. So during the peak of winter, it would be like 0 degrees outside, 20 inches of snow, and I’d have my window open with the furnace blasting heat throughout the room.
To this day, that was the best sleep I’d get; the combination of friggin cold air and intense heat made me fall alseep like a bear. Love me some winter sleeping.”
2. That crisp air.
“Winter air smells so crisp and calm. The cold air on my skin makes me feel alive and inspired, like anything is possible. I can’t really explain it.
Have you ever walked alone in the woods during a light snowfall? I highly recommend it. Everything is quiet and still, except for the sharp crackle of underbrush under your feet as you walk. It’s like being the only person in the world.”
3. Down south.
“My allergies aren’t bothering me in winter and I’m not sweating after a 5 minute walk outside.
I live in the South.”
4. Feelin’ alive!
“Just like some people enjoy summer and feel more alive. It is the same for winter. The smell of nature after it rains, the sound of rain, feeling cold.
I think part of it is that I prefer night to day so having a gray wether is heaven plus winter clothes are prettier and more comfy.”
5. We got a poet here.
“Winter is cold, so the mosquitos are d**d.
The days are shorter, more time in bed.
Staying warm by the fire, with the one you desire,
And far less restrictions on bread.”
6. Hoodie weather!
“It’s nice and cool and not unbearably hot. It gets darker sooner and stays darker later which is much more calming.
I can pretty much wear a hoodie non-stop so the clothing is super comfortable. And I don’t have to hear kids screaming bloody murder outside the house from 4pm to 11pm.
I love snow, too. I mean sitting inside after a long day with snow outside and a warm cat on your lap is bliss.”
7. Nice and cool.
“Because summers get too hot. Especially nowadays.
I also like snow. And if you’re cold you can put on more clothes or something. If you’re too hot you’re screwed, unless you just wanna stay inside with your A/C.”
8. Sounds glorious.
“Just took a look at what San Diego weather was like this past January: Highs ranged from 70-59F and lows ranged from 57-48F.
Yup this is why I like winter, perfect time for bonfires on the beach.”
9. All the good stuff.
“Skiing. I live in the mountains by world class skiing and it’s just gorgeous in the snow.
Snowshoeing is an easy workout that still feels exciting even if you just go a couple miles around a flat groomed track.
Snow covered pines just do it for me, they are the most beautiful thing in the world to me.
Snuggling hardcore without getting sweaty. SOUP SEASON. I’m not religious but I love Christmas- I always get a real tree, where I live you can chop them down in the national forest for $5. Christmas lights. The quietness at night. Seeing my dog jump around in fresh snow.”
10. Peace and quiet.
“I enjoy the quiet.
I live in Eastern Iowa, so we get a pretty decent amount of snow. Right after a heavy snow I love how still and silent everything is.
Also I’m a huge fan of being in sweatshirts and hoodies all day, so there’s that. Things just feel cozier in the winter time.”
11. Good memories.
“I grew up in Ohio. I never understood why people complained about winter. I love it when it snows. It feels peaceful.
Plus so many good childhood memories of rolling around in the snow, and making snow caves, and sled riding.”
12. Allergy relief.
“I have bad sinuses and allergies.
I developed allergies because I was fed adult food as a baby from what I was told? Not sure but I am allergic to earth pretty much.
In the winter I can go outside and not sneeze all the time. I have to camp alone because everyone enjoys the summer. They don’t want to camp in the cold.”
What do you like about winter?
Talk to us in the comments and let us know.