Emerald Lake | Why You Should Make The Best of Winter | The Jeneralist

Why You Should Make The Best of Winter

Emerald Lake | Why You Should Make The Best of Winter | The Jeneralist

Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.

— Henry David Thoreau

I’ve noticed so many people across my timeline in low-spirits because of the cold and frigid temperatures that come with the Winter season. Essentially wishing away the present in anticipation of a warmer, more convenient season instead of living fully in the one that you’re in now.

It’s cold, yes, I get it … but hear me out.

Why You Should Make The Best of Winter | The Jeneralist
Why You Should Make The Best of Winter | The Jeneralist
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If you were to calculate the number of Winter days you actually spent complaining about the state of the weather and/or wishing the season away in haste, multiplied by half of your age (# of days wasted x half your age in years); how many wasted days/months/years of your life do you think that would amount to? Hypothetically speaking, let’s say that on average I spend 30 out of 90+ days of Winter sulking and avoiding carrying out any activities whatsoever because of the cold. Multiply that by 15, which is half my age (I turn 30 this year ?) and that results to 430 days.

That’s 1.2 years of my precious life wasted – isn’t that insane? And to think that this is just a theoretical formula to calculate Winter days wasted in anticipation of a season change. Heck, what about all of the time we spend in retrospect, wishing we could go back to certain events/situations to change executed outcomes?  

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Don’t get me wrong, I’m still not (and probably never will never be) a fan of the cold, dry and frigid climates that accompany Alberta’s Winters. But it’s the season I am in and it’s part of my current reality – I’m simply choosing to live through it fully … regardless of the what comes with the season.

Besides, how are you going to bask in all of the beauty Winter brings from the comfort of your homes? I hope this post inspires you to shake off the comfort, dress appropriately and go out and enjoy this season!

Emerald Lake | Why You Should Make The Best of Winter | The Jeneralist

is a lifestyle and travel blogger living in Alberta, Canada. She loves sharing the places, spaces and inspiring things that add vibrancy to her everyday life.

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