Getting my snow freak on!

Snowed on SarahI love snow.

There, I said it. Im 41 and a bit (OK, quite a lot) and when I see snow I get an irresistible urge to go outside and play. Sensible Sarah thinks she should stay indoors, look out of the window and write disgruntled snow-related posts on Facebook. But that’s crap, because all I really want to do isΒ  get outdoors and damn well kick snow around.

I even get a li’l bit excited when my phone wallpaper starts snowing. If you have a Samsung Galaxy, you’ll know what that means. It’s not always accurate but those snow flakes are so darn pretty…

So, I don’t care if that makes me sound like I’m about five. I love it. I love stomping through fresh snow, and leaving big old footprints. I love kicking piles of snow. I even like getting snowflakes on my nose. When I worked in an office, I loved snow because it meant I there was no freaking way I could get into work and I got a day off. Now I work from home, I still love it…when nobody else wants to go out in it and everyone’s at home posting snowed-in statuses on Facebook, I get all the new snow to play in. Result!

So I think we should all play a little bit more. Do pointless things like kicking piles of leaves around or throwing snowballs. Go out when everyone else thinks you’re nuts and enjoy all the funny looks you get. I spent far too long worrying about what people thought of me and trying to be sensible. Today I thought to myself as I walked down the road towards the park and it started throwing the snow down again, “People are going to think I’m mad.”

….and then I did it anyway.

 

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10 thoughts on “Getting my snow freak on!

  1. Sibylle says:

    Lovely post! I dread snow, because in Ireland there are no snow ploughs, nobody has winter tyres, and I have to drive to work every day on the really dangerous roads. So being reminded of the playful perspective was just what I needed right now (there might be snow here next week!) πŸ™‚

  2. Dominee Wyrick says:

    Hahaha! I feel the same way! I grew up in the North and now I live in the south and I am sad to say the snow here is not as great. When it snows it’s not enough to play in, so now I don’t like it as much! It makes me sad!

  3. Donna says:

    Lol. I am the opposite – I detest the snow! But last year, I told myself to stop being such a grump and find something to enjoy about it, so I went and made snow angels and threw snowballs at the dog (gently!) and had some fun. this year, I’m having a pyjama day in honour of the snow, but if it sticks around, I’ll build a snowman with the snow I brush off my car, and make a snow angel! thanks for reminding me not to be such a snow grinch! x

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