It is around that time in the cold months when the cold hits as harder as ever before, January. Although January is associated with a door to a new beginning and failed resolutions it is also known for being the coldest time of the year. In most northern states as the snow comes cascading down the sky, some may find this time to be beautiful. And I am here to tell those people, that their winter wonderland is actually hell covered in jagged ice crystals.

If you aren’t some lucky elementary kid who gets to stay home and enjoy those so-called “good” things about the winter time you are more than likely driving on icy roads and walking on snow covered sidewalks just to make a living.  Every year, nearly 900 people are killed and nearly 76,000 people are injured in vehicle crashes during snowfall or sleet and average speeds on arterial roads decline by 30 to 40 percent on a snowy or slushy pavement. Not only do you have to worry about making it to work alive, you have to worry about making it on time. Hours could be taken off your work schedule reducing pay, reducing investment into your children’s future. It’s just a cycle of worrying and extra responsibilities. Those fluffy clumps of joy that rain down from the sky and cover your car are just extra obstacles that make your morning even worst than it already is.