Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Finding Warmth in the Vermont Winter

Hello friends!

It's been a very cold couple of days, as you may know if you live in New England. It can be pretty easy to complain, but there are plenty of ways to find refuge when it feels like -30 degrees outside.

1. Stay inside
If my home looked like this, I'd probably never leave.
It sounds like a given, but there's not much to complain about when you're indoors. There's heating in the doors, academic fact, in all of the buildings at St. Mike's. So, aside from going to classes, try to stay indoors as much as possible!

2. Dress appropriately
It amazes me to see people outside with shorts and a hoodie on in the winter weather. You're not only going to be cold, but you can get very sick! Invest in a good, warm winter coat, and don't forget your hat, scarf, and gloves. Warmth is priority, but you can look good too while still layering up. 

3. Cuddle
My favorite mug!
I know not everybody has a special person to keep them warm, but a blanket, Netflix, and a hot beverage can do just the trick. Hot chocolate, coffee, or tea can do magical things for keeping you warm and relaxed. Try to get your homework done early so you have time to yourself! 

4. Embrace the winter weather

Although below freezing is a tad too cold to ski, most of the winter is bearable. Enjoy the beauty that Vermont has to offer! The Wilderness Program offers so many options for every season, including winter! The Smuggs Pass allows you to ski or board all season long for only $65 with a free shuttle every Saturday and Sunday. There are also trips for snowshoeing, ice climbing, cross-country skiing, and more! Vermont is gorgeous, and it would be a shame to give it all up just for a little cold weather! (Photo by Julie Shea via the student-run Instagram account.)

Thanks for reading! Questions or comments? Catch me on social media, check out the other student blogs, @knightlifevt on Instagram, comment below, or email me!

Stay warm!!

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