Back when I was in school (take your pick: elementary, middle, high school, college or law school), I loved snow. Couldn’t get enough of it. In fact, I remember one year in high school where school was closed for a week, Christmas break began early and exams were canceled…talk about best-case scenario.
As I look out my window, I can’t help but think that my feelings have certainly changed.
Now that I’m out of school and practicing, snow doesn’t excite me quite as much. In fact, I’d go as far to say that it now aggravates me. Instead of intently listening to the radio for school closings, deciding which hill to climb with my sled, making hot chocolate and figuring out what movies were on TV, I now have real things to worry about.
For instance, now I have to think about things like:
What files do I need to bring home, in case I can’t make it in to work?
When am I going to find the time to make up for the missed “hours”?
Without remote access to my work computer, how can I keep in touch with clients from home?
In addition to the work concerns, adding in the task of finding a “legal parking space” in Canton with 30 inches of snow in the forecast and attempting to dig the car out said space afterwards, dramatically changes my opinion of snow.
Don’t get me wrong, snow days have an upside, especially when you live walking distance from bars. And, I love sitting on my couch as much as the next guy. But, I’d happily trade in the snow, and everything that comes with it, for 80-degrees, sunshine and clear roads.