I cannot stand winter. There, I admitted it. I despise the cold as much as those birds we see flocking south for warmer climates and there have been times where I’ve looked into the sky to see them fleeing from old man winter and I have to wonder why I’m not going with them. After one particularly terrible winter, I took their advice and took flight for Texas! I have family here so it only made sense; while others might complain of the terrible humidity, I love it, which is why I bought my home in avery ranch austin! There just wasn’t any other choice, after skidding off the road back home on black ice and being stuck in a frigid ditch for a good two hours, it was the final straw that broke this snowman’s back. I can’t come to terms with winter and I’d much rather sweat than freeze.
Austin has been a great place to make a home for years now and while I have visited frequently to see my brother, I was always hesitant about moving. It’s a difficult transition to move across the country and whenever summer would roll around, I would forget about the pains of winter. I’m glad I’ve made this decision and even if I am saddened about leaving a lot of my friends behind I can only grow as a person if I experience more of this life has to offer, if I open myself to diversity and new people. Who knows, this might be the most amazing thing to happen to me! If I keep my eyes open on the horizon of hope, perhaps I will find that cloud with a silver lining – of course, I’d say the silver lining is that I won’t have to be dealing with the cold!