This is my first winter in this country and although it doesn’t snow where I live, the climate is very, very cold. And that’s okay. You turn up the heat, layer up and grab a mug of hot chocolate and you will feel warm enough. But that doesn’t prepare you for the depression. When I look out the window I don’t see warm sunshine and the birds chirping. I only see dark, depressing gloom and an obese squirrel struggling to run on my balcony. I can’t wait for summer, and for sunshine. I can’t wait to go out without layering up. Summer, come soon.