Baby it’s cold outside… Okay, so maybe it’s not cold by most standards, but when you live in Florida, where seasons are practically nonexistent, a cold front is a pretty big deal. As someone who has lived in Florida for most of her life, I can honestly say that I love my state and even if I’m not enamored with hurricane season or hair-frizzing humidity, I wouldn’t trade either for having to shovel snow.
Having said that, I am a huge fan of our Florida “winters” and cold fronts. We are getting into that time of the year when it’s cool enough to wear sleeves but sunny enough to be comfortable and cheerful. This week, the temperatures have begun to drop here in my beautiful city, and I couldn’t be happier. 🙂
To those Floridian readers (or others who live in traditionally “warm” states): this blog is for you. 🙂
The Friday Five: Reasons to Enjoy a Cold Front in Florida
1. It gives us an excuse to dress “winter chic.”
For most of the year, we girls tend to resign ourselves to shorts, tank tops and flip flops, with very little room for variation (a pair of jeans here, a halter top there). However, when the temperature drops into the 50s or even 60s, we can finally pull on those cute sweaters and boots that our northern friends lovably mock us for. 🙂 Our outfits may serve more for fashion than function, but they are still fun to wear and they will keep us toasty when the breeze comes by.
2. It’s nice to be outside!
With our lower temperatures, we won’t break a sweat as we walk to our classes. We tend to feel more alert and lively, and often more willing to spend time breathing in the fresh air. Weather like this makes you want to go for that long walk you’ve been putting off, and inspires the perfect outdoor picnic. There isn’t much chance of freezing, but it’s cool enough to withstand long hours outdoors.
3. It’s nice to be inside!
Too chilly for your taste? A cold front is the perfect chance to snuggle on your couch with a book or a movie when you just don’t want to go outside.
4. Warm drinks.
Starbucks never tasted so good. With the nice crisp temperatures, you actually have an excuse to grab a hot chocolate or tea without completely burning up in the scorching Florida heat.
5. The mood is much more cheerful.
Perhaps this is because the holidays are just around the corner, but the cooler temperatures seem to put us all in a better mood. 🙂 Go grab your favorite hoodie and inhale the sweet air… and then see if you can see your own breath when you exhale!
Floridians, what is your favorite part about the cooler temperatures?