I was born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. I was used to dealing with bi-polar weather. I knew it could be sunny and warm one day and snowing the next. I knew how to drive on black ice and knew how to dress on “flesh freezing” days. But then I moved to California for college and I “acclimated.”
It is currently 50 degrees here in Southern California and I am sitting here wearing two shirts under my sweater while sitting under three comforters and an electric blanket. I used to be the person wearing shorts and a short-sleeved shirt when the temps finally hit the 50s. I just talked to my parents in Michigan and they said it was warm today, “it was in the 30s.” I used to talk like that too but now I can’t even fathom the thought of 30 degrees as a “warm up in temps.” To the new California version of myself, I think of the 70s as a “warm up in temps.” My, how I have changed.