‘What will you do in winter time?’
A question that you might hear especially when you live in a country like Sweden which has longer winter season than other three seasons in a year 😀 I got this question a couple of times and my answer is the same and always be…
‘A lot of things you can do in the winter time’ 🙂
I have been living in this country since 2008, so I passed a couple of winter season for sure and I never get any anxiety everytime winter approach this second home of mine. Many are finding hard to deal with with but for me, I am happy to welcome winter every year 😀 Hmmm, what is the reason? and maybe… how?
Well, first of all, I love snow so… every year I hope that I will be able to photograph snow at least one time 😀 Please don’t ask me the reason why I love snow so much, because the answer will be… I don’t know! 🙂 Yes of course, it is kind of boring to see when the snow has melted and turn to become black ice. Honestly, I am not to keen either because you have to be extra careful when you face this black ice on the road. You can’t really see that the road slipery but trust me, if you don’t pay attention, you might end up wet or at least try to clean your wet clothes and some bruised in your body. This fact never stop me to wait for the snow every winter.
Secondly, I always have something to do in the winter time. My first 4 years in Sweden, I spent almost my entire day on weekdays to study and yeah… for me there was no different between any season back then. I had homework, assignments and project to keep me on my toes. After studying is done, I had my work and after that my pregnancy to get excited about so I almost forgot that for some people, winter could be so depressing. Above all… I have my passion in taking picture never failed me in this cold season. From this year, I have our Sunshine to enjoy winter time with and my lovely P for sure 🙂 I have my additional cute model now and having snow is something that I personally ask for.
Last but not least, for me… winter is season that makes us appreciate other seasons even more. Without winter, we would have known have pretty spring is, how warm summer is and how colourful autumn is. Winter makes a year become complete and appreciated. As like 4 brothers, each of them complete one another. Each or them has something special to capture and to remember. Each of them brings happiness in their unique way. You might not agree with me about this but as I said in the beginning, this is what I feel and my thought about winter.
If you ask me what kind of activity/ies that you could do in winter time, you can see from pictures that show you some description about how fun winter could be.
‘Pulka’ aka sledge ride, one of many popular activities here in Sweden when we have lots of snow. It is fun for both adults and children. Adults? Really? Yes, you have to try at least once to feel how cool it is when your adrenalin raises along with your sledge going down the hill 😀 This type of activity is becoming kind of family activity which mean that both parents and kids are happy.
You don’t like sledge ride then you can have a stroll or two in your neigbourhood, explore how cute area where you live. You might find something that you never noticed before. You don’t want to walk alone, then you can take your dog to walk with you. You don’t have a pet? Then grab your phone and ask your friend to have chat while you do some exercise for free 🙂 How if you are new or all your friends are busy? Don’t worry, take your camera or phone with you… take some winter pictures and get in touch with our mother nature. For some of you who is really keen to do some sport, then there are many oppotunity to try something new or just doing your rutine. Running and skiing are the option that sporty people choose to do in the winter time and you know what… you will not alone 🙂
So, these are the option to kill the time when you get bored in the winter time. How if the winter weather turns so bad? Believe me, it will not happen for days! Usually, one or two days then there will be one fine day to do some activities. But really, how if the bad weather stay a bit longer? Then find some hobby that you could do inside or maybe… bad weather means that it is time to talk to yourself and have a look for your future plan 🙂
These are some tips for you for convincing yourself that winter is not a bad season after all. I wish you all have a great winter season! 🙂
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