Guest post by Katja Presnal
I laughed at the snowy day post last week, because I love snow! In fact, skiing in Colorado is one of my favorite things to do in the entire world, that’s why I named my lifestyle brand “skimbaco”, combining a Finnish slang word “skimba” meaning skis and skiing, and CO for Colorado. Oddly, my brand has very little to do with skiing, or snow, but it has everything to do with enjoying the moment and doing what you love.
See, my take on everything in life is that I want to experience the cold blizzards every now and then, because then the sunny days and rainbows are even more spectacular after that. Better yet – I think the key to happiness in life IS to learn to love the snowy days and enjoy the heck out of the bad weather.
I currently live in Sweden where they have a saying “there is no bad weather, only bad clothing” and it’s not really a metaphor, but literally means that you can enjoy the outdoors in any weather, as long as you are equipped for it. I think it works as a great metaphor as well. Maybe it can mean that when you are just prepared enough for something, it won’t actually be bad at all, but in fact the opposite: a lot of fun, like skiing.
If you are not the outdoorsy-type winter sports person, try these ways to enjoy the snowy days.
1. Go to a museum, no lines!
2. Make some tea, coffee or hot cocoa. Hot drinks never tasted this good.
3. Take the Christmas photos – for once you have card photos done on time, who cares your kids will be bigger and your hair color has changed by Christmas, but you’ve got winter wonderland in your cards.
4. Take some me-time, and have a spa day at home.
I would like to invite you to read my first issue of Skimbaco Lifestyle magazine with a theme “coffee, tea or me” and get a Scandinavian recipe of sweet buns, which we eat on a “sledding day”. Or get a DIY coffee scrub recipe for your spa day at home and 16 shades of Valentine’s Day gift ideas to keep your relationship hot.
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