Ah, yes. Spring break. Time to catch up on some much needed rest, get back on track with homework, and enjoy the beginning of the new, refreshing season of spring.
So why is there a blizzard blowing outside my window??
We are only into the first weekend of our spring break, but, so far, it just doesn’t really feel like spring. St. Louis is expected to have up to eleven inches of snow. And we are just one week away from Easter! As all of my friends know, I’m not very happy about the snow. Actually, I despise snow. I prefer snow-less weather when I can wear shorts, a light sweatshirt, and flip flops.
But even so, I guess the snow isn’t so bad overall. I’d rather be able to spend my spring break outside in the nice, sunny weather, but, at the same time, I have a ton of homework to do. Before school resumes, I need to finish my physics term paper, study for two tests, dig deeper to learn all I can about developmental cell communication mediated by glypicans, and get caught up on biochem. If the weather were perfect, it would be much easier to procrastinate. So, in short, I guess that all snow clouds have a silver lining. I just wish that snow would end right around Christmas time, or, more preferably, that it just would stay in the world of Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye’s tap dancing paradise.
Going to college in St. Louis, you should be well aware that the weather changes quite frequently! The past couple of days the weather has been fairly bipolar. This weekend was absolutely gorgeous outside! I loved driving with my windows rolled down, and my music blaring, and being able to wear my shorts again! It was a nice break from the fall temperatures. But within the matter of hours it went from sunny and hot to raining and freezing! Then today, it was a shocking cold! I wore my Bear Paws (Knock off Uggs) yoga pants, a hoodie, and a scarf! It was too cold! If you choose any school in Missouri, be prepared for any season’s weather, not during it’s own season! Don’t be afraid of this either, cause it allows you to mix up your outfits a lot more frequently! You can have clear, blue skies one day, and snow the next and I wouldn’t change it for a thing! I love St. Louis’ bipolar weather!
I just wanted to take a brief moment to share with you the LOVE I have for thunderstorms!!! They are probably the most gorgeous works of nature that anyone could experience on a regular basis. Seeing the lightening crack across the sky sends a thrill through me every time. Hearing the crash of the thunder is a reminder that nature can be louder than mankind. If you haven’t already guessed, I am one of those people you would find on their front porch watching the storm blow through. Some of you might wonder where my self-preservation is, but I find it soothing to listen to the outside world rage war within itself. Thunderstorms are loud, wet, and dangerous. I find these qualities as positive aspects. I do not mean that I enjoy sitting in the middle of a storm getting sopping wet, and I do not think car accidents as a result of a storm are a good thing. I mean more that people just need to pause what they are doing to reflect upon the phenomenon around them because it is a warning that we are too absorbed in our everyday lives. I take the opportunity when a thunderstorm strikes to listen to the world around me. Not the computer or the T.V. or the phone, but the natural sounds of the world. So, take a breath, stop, and listen to the storm!