A breakup letter with Utah’s winter


Second WinterDear Perpetually Returning Winter,

On March 20th, I declared that we were officially through. And yet you keep coming back to me. So, once again, I’m saying it — WE ARE BREAKING UP!

I wish I could say it’s me and not you — but it’s clearly you. You have been so unreliable this year with your rollercoaster temperatures topping the charts one day only to turn around and freeze the city the next day.

No more keeping layers of clothing stored in the trunk of my car. No more scrapping the car windshield. No more praying for enough snow to get the slopes open. I’m done.

Plus, I’ve met someone new. You might as well blame yourself for this one; you were so inattentive all winter long with your 60 degree weather in January. I got so many glimpses of spring that it was nearly impossible not to fall in love. Not to mention that you disappointed so many people by killing the ski/snowboarding season. But now Spring and I have had some time together — running in the sun, reading on the porch, cutting back on layers — and I’m feeling rather attached.

I’m sorry, but you’ve missed your opportunity this year. Let it go. Move on. The southern hemisphere wants you. We are through.

Be sure to be gone by this weekend because Spring will be back with 60+ degree weather.

Hoping this is really goodbye,

Your Warm-Loving Ex

Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

One Comment

  1. AvatarWinter Reply

    Dear Warm-Loving Ex:

    I was taken back by your COLD comments! Perhaps you have forgotten all that I have done for you?

    Think of the quiet nights snuggled up in your blanket talking with family and friends on your phone, catching up with their lives. Would you do that if I had not provided a time to slow down and to relax? Think about how I have protected you from the disease carrying bugs that suck on your blood! Have you thought about that! And what about how I have boosted your body image. How often do you worry about being seen in a bikini when it is cold out? I provide you with reasons to wear warm, baggy clothes.

    How long do you think that your relationship with SPRING will last? A month, two months maybe? Who will your next relationship be with, SUMMER? You may think he is hot but he sweats a lot! How long will that last before you FALL for someone else? No doubt that you will long for my companionship once again.

    You know that you love me and that our paths will cross again! Good-bye for now my love.

    Forever frosty,


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