Let’s get one thing straight: I count my blessings daily.

I am blessed to have a roof over my head, heat in my house, food in my fridge, and winter clothes to layer up in.

I am blessed to be able to go skiing, enjoy time outdoors, and bask in the parts of winter in Maine that are actually enjoyable.

So, before everyone harps on me saying this is a rude thought of mine or whatever, I did use the word “selfish” on purpose.

Cold Winters in Maine

My first thought when snow dumps and temperatures dip is the unhoused population. My heart aches for those in need all year round but especially so during this time.

I keep hand warmers in my car and sometimes buy extra coats at Goodwill to keep on me for times I see someone outdoors in this harsh weather.

Is this virtue signaling? Maybe. But I just need to make sure ya’ll know that I am a good person with a good heart before I tell you why this arctic cold front is epic for me.

And before you go on complaining about how terrible this weather is, listen to what my boy Chris Sedenka has to say.

Arctic Cold Front in Maine

All those things aside, I am pumped about this arctic old front happening in Maine.

I am currently in Tennesee on an 8-day trip away from Maine and I almost didn’t book the trip because I didn’t want to lose ski days. I spent a decent amount of money on ski gear and passes, which brings about a lot of pressure and anxiety to ski as much as humanely possible during the winter.

Knowing I was going to be gone after getting hit with fresh snow, I was torn between going on my trip or staying home to hit up the mountains.

Well, I left on the trip and tried to block out the fact that I was losing ski days and not getting my money’s worth that I had spent to shred but now you Mainers are getting hit with the coldest weather of the year and some ski resorts are even contemplating closing down.

Even if the ski resorts stay open, you would never catch me hitting the slopes in these temperatures.

I may have winter gear to bundle up in but anyone who has the will to live would never get on a chairlift in below-freezing temperatures that are THIS cold.

This arctic front hitting Maine while I’m gone was a blessing for me because now I’m not missing out on any ski days. I know, I know, that is a selfish statement but I don’t care, this has eased my mind and allowed me to just enjoy my present moment and trip.

Hey, you have to look at the positives in all things and selfishly, this is positive for me! Will I find it positive when I come back home and am living in it? Probably not but that’s a later problem.

For the record, the cold front is also affecting us over here in Tennesee and it’s 40 degrees, raining, and I’m sleeping on a freaking bus!

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