Whether weather matters

Weather is a real pain in the you-know-what.  We can’t control it, we can barely predict it, and it can have a huge impact on our quality of life.  So many chronic conditions are affected by the weather.  People have said, “Why don’t you just move?”  Yeah, that’s easy for you to say.  Have you ever moved to a new city without knowing anyone there?  I’ve done it.  It’s hard.  It’s really really hard.  And the weather was great, but I didn’t like the city, so I was pretty unhappy there.  Where would I be happy?  And where would I even feel better?  I can’t be in a place that’s too hot and humid, or a place that’s too snowy and dark.  And since I’d need a job, and I’m not a citizen of any other countries, it would probably need to be in the U.S.  That’s pretty limiting.

I don’t want to move.  My family is here.  My friends are here.  I would hate to leave the people I care about.  But I know I’ll move some day.  Every summer is worse than the one before.  Every year I question how much longer I can stay.  My seasons in Boston are limited.  I love this town, and I’ll be sad to say goodbye.  Until then, I’ll enjoy it as much as I can.  And stay indoors with the a/c.

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