Why I Hate Summer

There are so many things that I could say about summer. None of them are good.

I live in Australia, now so many people here see hating summer as unconstitutional and completely unpatriotic. The problem is, summer just isn’t for me. I hate the constant heat radiating around every room I enter. I hate the sand at the beach and how the salt of the ocean makes your eyes hurt even when you’ve just stood on the beach. I hate that I can’t leave the house without putting on about 4 layers of SPF 50+ sunscreen and somehow still get burnt even after re-applying ever 2 hours.

I love winter. I love wrapping myself up in too many layers and sitting out in the cold reading. I love hearing the rain on the roof while I’m sleeping. I love walking and feeling the cold drips of rain falling from my soaked hair.

I love hot chocolates

I love hot noodles for lunch

I love winter clothes

I love winter

Yet I’m stuck in a place where the average temperature is 35 degrees celsius and I’m constantly living in a layer of sweat.


2 thoughts on “Why I Hate Summer

  1. Ah, you are only stuck, if that is what you believe.
    I speak from experience.

    I believed I was stuck in Michigan for my 60th sub-freezing winter. (no thank you!)
    I changed my beliefs at the end of last year
    and moved across the country with my son, against most odds.
    Now I am in California and loving it!
    “our travels westward” is the category on my blog
    of our moving adventures.


  2. I completely empathise. Don’t get me wrong, I love the sun – but it’s possible to have sun without having sweltering, 35°+ heat.

    I always say it’s because I was born in winter, though I do wonder if things like reading a lot of books when you’re young where authors romanticise the cold and being wrapped up in blankets, drinking hot tea – the winter aesthetic – predisposes a person to prefering winter over summer? (I mean, I know I certainly read a lot of fiction like that.)


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