What with this being the 4th post in this installment, I'd hope you're familiar with the concept of 'hate is a strong word' blah, blah, blah, by now. I'd say to take everything below with a pinch of salt usually, but there is nothing in this post that can offend a person individually (unless you're like Mother Nature or something) so as this is the season to be jolly and all, we're bringing it down a peg and getting moody! Here is what I hate about Winter!!
In no particular order -
Declines in Health.
Everything about my health is worse in cold weather. As soon as summer disappears, right through until Spring appears all of my joints ache really badly. My skin gets worse and therefore so does my dermatillomania, breathing (which always sucks) gets even more difficult and I am in general drowned in fatigue and coldness. Boo.
Too cold without one, too sweaty with one. Bulky and uncomfortable, I feel like the Michelin man and that's not a good look. Coats are just annoying and not practical because if you're out and about but need to pop in a shop or go on public transport you end up going from warm to cooking in seconds. Not a fan.
So, of course, leaves are gorgeous 60% of the year but once they're on the ground it all goes to pot. The slightest shower or flurry of snow and you're walking on mush for the next 10 weeks. It trails into shops and home, it gets all over your shoes and the bottom of your trousers and it's just yucky okay.
Unless you are well off/have plenty money/don't worry financially, winter might be fine for you. But not all of us can afford to stay warm. Heating costs a lot and so it isn't always an option to 'just put your heating on' when it's super cold. In this house we utilize fluffy socks, dressing gowns, hot water bottles and blankets. We have a log burner too, but yet again, coal, firelighters and kindling don't come for free.
Not only that but you spend more on electric too as it's so freakin' dark all the time and you'll probably spend more on a lot of other things as well. (Transport, food, etc)
I like light. I like sunrises and sunsets. I like walking to work without being petrified there's a weirdo creeping in the shadows. I am scared of the dark. Say no to darkness!
Winter Wonderland my bottom. It looks nice for the 5 minutes after it's fallen but then because our country still has no idea how to cope with any adverse weather conditions, the councils just poop their pants and run about like headless chickens while the public transport gets canceled and no one can even drive anywhere - then comes the slush. Blurgh.
Shock horror, someone who doesn't like the beloved holiday. Unfortunately, I am not a practicing Christian (yes I have read the Bible, I went to a catholic school and appreciate the religion among all others) so really 'celebrating' Jesus birthday doesn't seem right. Then there's the fact I have a very small family and although a traditional, big, American-style family Christmas spent in front of an open fire and giant real tree, is not gonna happen. It's been a weird day ever since we lost Granda and the fact that it is everywhere you look for 4/5 months of the year just gets me down to be honest.
How on earth am I meant to dry clothes when I can't get them outside on the washing line?
This time, it's highly unlikely I'll get many people agree with any of these points. Social media is a sea of hot drinks in fancy cups (which I don't drink FYI), fashionable coats and everyone begging the sky for that white precipitation! Of course, I understand we're all different so I hope those of you who adore this season are enjoying it, make the most of it because I'm doing sun dances for the return of Spring/Summer ;)
Check out the other posts in this series -
Things I Hate About Disney
Things I Hate About People
Things I Hate About Blogging