Campeche, Mexico, the town I’m from, is a nice city near the beach. Except for a couple of weeks in January, Campeche is warm and sunny all year round. People in Campeche try to avoid being outside in the afternoon as temperatures reach 35°C and higher. When I lived there and my husband (then boyfriend) was in Canada, he used to put a lot of emphasis on being outside whenever it was sunny. I just couldn’t understand it. Why do you need to be outside in the sun? Sometimes I would ask him to stay in to chat but he’d ask me to wait until the evening so he could go and enjoy the warmth. I assumed he was just an outdoors type of guy.
It took me moving to Canada and experiencing the change of seasons to finally understand what he meant. After having to bundle up for months just to walk to your car, it’s nice when spring finally arrives. Now whenever it’s a sunny day, I’m eager to be outside to feel the sun and absorb all the vitamin D I can take. I also look forward to hot days when you can wear a pair of shorts and a t-shirt without getting cold.
Being in Canada has changed my perspective on weather. In Campeche, people don’t reallycheck the weather. It’s either hot and sunny or hot and rainy. It’s nice to be able to experience the four seasons and enjoy the activities each one brings. This is one of the things I’ve adapted to in my new life in Canada and I love it. As for this weekend (Victoria Day weekend), it looks like we will be getting some really nice temperatures. I plan to sit back, relax and just enjoy the sun