Our residents are Blue in more ways than one.
Disclosure: I'm 28 and have lived in Minneapolis or St. Paul for 19 years.
At this age I am maxed out on MN winters. They get harder for me every year. It is honestly 6 months of bad weather, October - April. While it might only be below zero or regularly blizzard-ing for a few months, what gets you is the lack of sunlight over that long period of time. January-February is usually where I lose speed. It really affects everyone's mental health. Everyone I know, even if they are very pro-Minnesota, gets darker (yet paler) in the winter.
It's comparable to an abusive relationship. When spring comes around, there is hope. You enjoy sun, lakes, being outside for long periods of time. It seems like anything is possible in summer. But then it's August, and the realization hits - You only have 2 more months until it all comes back.
Our residents are blue in more ways than one. (That's a political joke, and a weather joke, and a mental health joke).Read More