When the leaves begin to change color and you need to defrost your windshields, you know one thing is following closely behind: visiting family. Whether you're going home for the holidays or your family is coming to you, get ready to break out the Advil. Not only will you have to content with feeding hungry mouths, you'll also have to deal with your mom and dad asking you why you're not married with children yet. Happy Holidaze!
You know what's more painful than sitting around your house covered in every blanket you own?
Opening up that heating bill at the end of the month and being slapped in the face with how much you owe. You tell yourself it will be okay missing Seamless for a few weeks just so you won't freeze to death in your own home.
With all those layers of clothes and trying to stay warm, chances are you're not going to be hitting the gym as much as you were during the summer. Which is fine! Your body needs the energy to stay warm, but it sure does take a toll on your self-esteem.
If your friend doesn't live directly next door to you, good luck getting the motivation to see them for four months. It is hard enough to self-motivate to make it to work in the cold weather every day; it is another thing entirely to travel to the other side of town just to see someone. All bets are off if they want to meet at a bar or somewhere without the heat cranked all the way up.
If you have a pet I feel particularly bad for you. It is one thing to have to venture outside for yourself, but it is another thing entirely to venture outside with your pet. Animals need to be walked at least three times a day, so if you're having to strap on a jacket for you AND your dog just so that it doesn't pee all over your house, Godspeed.
Seasonal Affective Disorder or (SAD) is defined as "a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons." To put it simplistically, when it gets cold out, people get bummed out. Not only are you freezing your buns off, the winter weather makes people depressed. And can you blame them? They're basically holed up in their houses waiting for spring and trying to survive on whatever they have in the cupboard so they don't need to leave the house for groceries.
At some point during the harsh winter you're going to start having wet dreams about warmth. You'll day dream about laying in front of a giant fireplace or about a vacation in Bora Bora. Eventually your mind starts to revolt against all the cold weather, sending you the signal to GTFO of there.
The worst part of living somewhere cold in the winter is that everyone, including your boss, assumes you know how to handle that cold weather. So, unless it is a blizzard out there, chances are life will go on as normal. Good luck getting to your job in the sleet or making it to class on time. Plus, you'll be miserable while doing so!
No matter how many flu shots you get, the cold weather will bring your immune system to its knees. Good luck enjoying the winter when you're having to drink four cups of tea and a lot of DayQuil just to keep yourself from feeling like the walking dead. Plus, when you're sick and you're cold it feels like the whole world is out to get you.
14. Winter Is a Hellscape That Soup Won't Save You From