Maine, the way life should be

If you’ve ever talked to me, or seen my posts on social media, or possibly even looked at me, you know that the one thing I hate more than anything in the world is cold weather – more specifically, I’m convinced that snow is really just Satan’s tears. The only Winter Wonderland in my book is a palm tree with colored lights on it surrounded by sand. That’s it. Below, you can find a short list of the things I do in Maine in the winter.

1. Cry, because it’s cold and my fingers hurt

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2. Watch Dexter, because it satisfies my need to see Florida sunshine, as well as my own personal winter-induced “dark passenger”

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3. Make 7 or 8 attempts to get into a building, because my wheelchair keeps sliding down the ramp no matter how much sand or salt we put on it

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4. Cry, because instead of being inside where it’s warm I’m outside literally spinning my wheels

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5. Text my best friend to ask her if she’d like to spontaneously move to Florida, today

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6. Make a pros+cons list of living in a house in Maine vs. a cardboard box in Florida


7. Google flights to Orlando

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8. Sit in front of the woodstove and stare at the wall, because it’s better than sitting in the cold to watch TV

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9. Cry, because there’s 4 more months of misery

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10. Pull myself together, because Lilly Pulitzer season is right around the corner

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