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Who Wants to Play in the Snow?

Winter is in full force and you know what that means? It’s time for snow, hot chocolate, and having fun with the people around you. No matter what age you are, you can always have fun in the snow: even if you are in college. No one should tell you that you are too old to have fun.

Whenever it does snow outside, I always try to get together with my friends so we can enjoy this kind of weather because it only happens a few times every year. You could build a snowman or an igloo, have snowball fights with your friends and family, go sledding down mountains and make snow angels.

Playing in the snow can be a great stress reliever. Getting outside after a long day of Zoom calls and work can be nice and refreshing. You could make so many wonderful memories in the snow with people who care about you.

When it snowed a few weeks ago, I remember having a snowball fight with my friends and we just laughed while throwing snow at each other, just enjoying the moment. The fact that my friends and I are college students doesn’t change the fact that we want to have fun and enjoy the chance to play in the snow.

If people have differing opinions on how old is too old to play in the snow, then they are just too close-minded to see that we are enjoying our college experience. Even though there is a global pandemic occurring, this is supposed to be the best four years for college students, where they get to live on their own, make lifelong friends, and have fun in any way shape, or form.

To quote one of my favorite movies of all time, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around occasionally you could miss it.” Everyone always says, “Enjoy these next for years because they will be gone in the blink of an eye.” When I heard that for the first time, I thought it was absurd because of all the work I would have to do in between, but now I am already halfway through my freshman year. I can’t help but ask myself where the time has gone.

With the amount of work that college students get every week in classes, students don’t realize where the time has gone. Time flies when you are having fun that you don’t even realize until it is too late.

Make the most of life the way you want to, and if you want to have fun by playing in the snow, go for it. Just make sure you’re wearing warm clothing.


PHOTO COURTESY of Monmouth University