I heart Minnesota.
I truly do.
But it’s been a rough January. For the first time since I was a kid, school was cancelled by the governor statewide on Monday because of dangerously low temps.
What’s dangerously low, you ask?
Try -30, with a windchill of -60.
Yeah, that’s 30 below zero.
Dangerous because your face might actually freeze off if you step outside in it. For real.
I’m a big fan of my home state, and I have no plans to leave it, but every year around this time I dream of doing so. Perhaps I could move to Nashville, where my cousin lives. It’s warmer, and the cost of living is significantly lower.
Texas sounds good. No state income tax, and warm year round.
Maybe Cali would be the right spot for me. I could live in a shoebox and spend most of my days playing along the shore.
I love it here.
Despite the frozen tundra it appears to be this time of year.
Despite the struggles of my minivan as I slip and slide on the icy streets.
Despite the fact that my winter workout is mostly made up of shoveling.
Every year I dream of leaving… but every spring I’m proud to have made it through another tough season of cold. And I appreciate the heck out of every beautiful minute of the spring sun and the warmth it brings.
Plus, it gives me an excuse to buy more cute jackets.
jacket – GAP, jeans – JCrew, shoes – Target
Don’t forget to enter this week’s giveaway (but only if you like super cute, adorable things).
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