On Facebook today, everyone is begging for Snow…”Come On, Snow!” Snow is beautiful, no doubt about it, but it’s not the first thing I ask for.
When I had to deal with a 25 mile each way commute to my last job, snow was the enemy. Actually, the highway was the enemy, snow the irritant. It was the first job I’d ever had that involved a commute. I wasn’t happy with it to start but as I came to love the job, I put the commute aside and simply dealt with it.
I learned to love audio books. They made the commute bearable. I didn’t like that in Fall and Winter, I had to go to work in the dark. I especially hated in the Fall ( or was it Winter) when it was just starting to be light in the morning, then the time change happened and it was dark again. So frustrating.
But if there was Weather thrown into the mix, I was a wreck…trying hard not to become a wreck. I’m not sure which was worse, rain or snow and perhaps they were equally awful, but I hated driving when there was weather happening.
I knew I had made the right decision about leaving that job when in the Winter of 2011, just after I stopped working, the sky opened and we were blasted with so many snow storms that we’d hardly caught our breath from one when the next one hit.
It was dark when I got up this morning and I was reading those Facebook posts begging for snow. I hadn’t even looked out the window. When I did look out, I saw this…
And it doesn’t bother me at all.
I can still run the few errands that I need to accomplish today. It won’t get me down. I still don’t want a replay of Winter 2011, but I can enjoy the snow now because I don’t actually Have to go anywhere if I don’t want to. I can just think how beautiful the snow is.