Who doesn’t love a snow day?🙄

I feel so much nostalgia on snow days. Remembering the excitement on my face when my mom would inform me that school was cancelled that day (even when in my early years living in Montreal my home was literally ten houses away from school), being able to stay in your pj’s all day while simultaneously watching TV and the snow falling from outside the window or getting all bundled up to go outside to build a snow fort or have a snowball fight and then coming back inside for some hot chocolate with mini marshmallows.

There is just something about snow days that brings a sense of comfort with it. There’s a feeling of calm and gentleness that comes from watching the snow fall. Its peacefulness and purity fills me with warmth inside and there is nothing more picturesque than seeing the beauty and wonder that comes following a snowstorm. It can be extremely mezmerizing and give your body, your mind and your soul a moment to just be in the here and now. 

We are expecting an epic snowstorm tonight and into tomorrow morning. The first one this season (it’s already the middle of January and there’s no snow on the ground!). Oftentimes we get all worked up about a big storm coming and then we awake to five flakes of snow and suddenly we get upset because deep down inside we were secretly praying for a snow day. Deep down inside we were wishing for a day where we could just stay in our pj’s, putting all our commitments and stressors on hold.

That was then but with the reality of what we have all been living through over the last two years, having a snow day tomorrow is the last thing our bodies, our minds and our souls need, especially for the many children excited to finally get back to school tomorrow and with this snowstorm on the horizon it has the potential to cause another day of school closures and bus cancellations. You really suck right now Mother Nature. 

The last two years have felt like one gigantic snowstorm, but not the kind that gives us that euphoric or nostalgic feeling of calm and serenity but the kind that puts our lives at a standstill. Staying home in our pj’s sipping on hot chocolate with mini marshmallows are no longer the best feelings in the world. Digging our cars out from under ten feet of snow or shoveling our way out the front door just so we can go somewhere, anywhere for that matter suddenly are though.

Wishing everyone, especially the many parents, teachers and little ones heading offline and hopefully back to school and work tomorrow a safe and picturesque day filled with so much beauty and wonder. ❄

#StaySafe #snowdays #wonderandbeauty #picturesque #yousuckmothernature #mentalhealth #mentalwellness #comfort #itsoknottobeok #youareenough

Author: Kim Fluxgold

Wife, mom of 3 beautiful children, dog lover, creative sole and children's book Author. Sharing my journey with depression and anxiety through blogging in hopes of educating and ending the stigma.

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