Post # 1
I always hear people say “I like having 4 distinct seasons.” I’m sure not many people love driving in ice or scrapping their windshield but I know a lot of people LOVE snow! People seem to love leaves changing color in the fall as well.
Am I crazy for hating snow, rain, leaves all over the road, the look of dead trees in the winter, freezing my butt off? I can’t stand bundling up or my hands being cold. I get seriously depressed when the sky is gray for weeks on end, I hate not being able to take my dogs or my daughter to the park when it’s day after day of cold rain.
Where do you live and what is the weather like year round? Do you love it, put up with it or does it actually make you miserable? Do you believe moving to a different climate could actually improve your quality of life? Has anyone made a move like this based mainly off weather? Yes obviously jobs and cost of living are a factor anywhere but how much of a difference does the weather make?
Darling Husband thinks I’m a little nuts about this. We currently live in the Pacific NW. We pretty much get 2 seasons. A short very awesome summer with low humidity, lots of sunshine with temps generally in the low 80s. That lasts maybe 2-3 months and seems to start later every year. The rest of the year is cold (highs of 30s-50s in the winter) and rains a lot. Sure we occasionally get some days of sunshine mixed in but it’s not the norm. The sky is mainly gray, we get snow only 1-2x yearly but we do get ice and frost. It’s very depressing for me.
Darling Husband would like to move but he is currently up for 2 different jobs,one a promotion within his company, the other a complete career change but something he really wants, both would keep us in the same state we are in now. I feel like a horrible wife for hoping he doesn’t get either. He was totally on board researching a move to FL before these job opportunities came into play.Our income would go so much further in FL. We could actually buy a nice newer home for around 100k there and there is also no state income tax.
Sorry, this turned into such a vent. Back to the weather thing. Am I the only one that gets so miserable about it?
Post # 3
I feel exactly like you do! I live in LA and I love it. There is just enough seasonal shift for me. Winter is awesome here, I love chilly but sunny days. And it rarely gets gross-hot in summer. I grew up in a typical 4 season climate and I decided to go to college in CA strictly because of the weather. Honestly it really does make a difference in my level of happiness.
It would take a LOT to make me move somewhere with worse weather.
Post # 4
Yup. I would be pretty happy with just 3 seasons! (All except winter!)
Post # 5
I’m one of those season loving people haha! I could never live somewhere without seasons, I don’t know, it makes memories so much more nostalgic for me for some reason. Like the memory of walking with my husband out in the snow at sundown our first Christmas together, or the memory of the day my daughter was born and it was so warm outside and the trees were in full bloom. Lots of my emotional triggers are related to the time of year.
Post # 6
I hate it! People assume because I grew up in New England I must love having four seasons. The truth is I hate being cold and I really hate snow!! I would be happiest if it was summer year round or the coldest was around 60 just for a break.
Post # 7
We have 4 seasons here, almost summer, FREAKIN’ HOT SUMMER, Just was summer, and the dead of winter. 🙂 I would love to have more than a week and a half of “Spring” weather and “Fall”, but it went from being 85-100 daily to being mid 20s-50s. In like a week, weather shouldn’t change that fast! The leaves started to change then just all froze. Of course we also get those days were it is all 4 seasons in one 24 hour period….
Post # 8
@laurelina: Darling Husband would love to move to So Cal. He sees it as a much closer/easier move. I agree but the cost of living, OMG! I don’t think I could pay 2x as much to live in an apartment instead of a house. We have a daughter and 2 large dogs. Also the dream of buying a home there would bankrupt us, lol. He says the inland areas are more affordable but I say if it’s cheap, it’s probably not a good safe area to live. Totally jealous of your weather though 🙂
Post # 9
Haha, I’m a 4 season lover. And up in Minnesota, we get each season to the extreme. Sometimes it temperate, but it can range from opressive level humidity to days that never go above 0 degrees. I love it though!
It was snowing the other night and I was out with my mom and told her that I don’t think I could permanently move somewhere without snow. And usually by the time I’m getting tired of a season, a new one is around the corner 🙂
Post # 10
We have about 5 seasons. Wind-Rain-Chinook-Snow-Wind. And they often run into eachother… No wait… we have one season and it has all the elements randomly placed throughout!
Post # 11
I posted this pic the other day but it is how I feel about winter.
SNOW!? MAKE IT GO AWAY! MAKE IT GO AWAY! MAKE IT GO AWAY!
Post # 12
I miss seasons. 🙂 We don’t get much variety in Miami. We have summer and hell.
Post # 13
I don’t mind the 4 seasons. I live in the midwest so we get all the seasons. I do however dislike the extreme cold, like 30 and below. Today it is only 6 degrees out! No thank you. I do like the snow if I don’t have to drive in it!
Post # 14
I am living in south Florida , on the beach, atlantic side. Basically its some form of “Summer” all the time!
Acutaly summer is very hot, humid, and it rains constantly- think nasty jungle.
Spring in winter is nice with low to no humidity, sunny warm.
There are some great things, like basically you can do things year round ( swimming, weddings, barbeque etc etc)
Since I have lived in Upstate New York before South Florida, I came from the typical 4 seasons. and to be totally cliche and honest, …I miss it sometimes!! Probably because I have strong associations with holidays as a child and certain winter time and fall time traditions.
My next goal is to pick a more “moderate place” so there are some distincitons in weather but nothing on etheir sides of the extreme.
Post # 15
@BonbonBunny: See I LOVE Miami weather. I have relatives in Palmetto Bay and Golden Beach and I grew up spending summers there. The humidity doesn’t bother me and there is so much to do! Cost of living is spendy so we were thinking either St. Aug or Sarasota area. There is crazy cheap deals on houses right now.
Post # 16
@tksjewelry: This is me too!