It is 110 percent days like Saturday with snow on my drive home that I always look around and say why, other than being born here, would anyone stay in the cold, snow and unpleasant conditions winter can bring here on the SouthCoast?

I should also preface this by saying I have the Raynaud's phenomenon, meaning my hands and feet get the worst circulation imaginable – even in May, my hands are still cold. But I figured for once instead of always frowning upon the weather, it’s time to embrace it, so I came up with the best things about living in the cold:

Perk No. 1: Fewer Spiders

Yes, I know spiders eat a bunch of other things I don’t like, but I just don’t care. I see a spider, it has moments to live, end of story.

Perk No.2: Better Sleep

Say what you want, but there is nothing better than cuddling under a huge comforter when it’s 20 degrees outside, and nothing worse than having to blast the fan at night when going to bed because it’s 90 degrees.

Perk No. 3: Mood

I knew weather impacted my mood and I always thought it was for the worse, but I guess that could just be my personal experience. Studies show you’re much more likely to “snap” in warmer climates. Perhaps it just goes both ways for me because I need an attitude adjustment.

Bonus: Hot chocolate. I mean come on, who doesn't love the winter-exclusive beverage?

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