When I woke up the next morning, I looked out the window and saw a blanket of snow covering everything. I wasn’t sure if I liked it or not. There was a quote I heard: “Snow is like an annoying cousin, you are excited for the first five minutes then you want them to leave.” I felt the same way when I opened the curtains to a parking lot full of snow. For a brief moment I was excited until I realized that winter was going to begin soon, and fall would end.
Later, when I went outside, I realized how unprepared I was. The only coat I had with me was a sweatshirt, and my only shoes were sneakers. My irritation of being cold vanished when an impromptu snowball fight began with my friend Liz. Even when we arrived at the races the athletes didn’t seem bothered by the wet conditions. As the snow melted, the race course turned into a muddy mess causing some of the runners to slip and fall. As I watched them, I started to think of the upcoming activities that winter would bring: a few hours of snow machining followed by a movie while drinking hot chocolate. I also began anticipating skating parties and late night hockey games. I can’t wait for winter to start, but I know once it does I’ll want it to stop.