I’ve only ever lived in the midwest, so I’ve always had winter. There are those brutal days where you want nothing else but to crawl back into bed and hide under the warm blankets. That’s the upside about winter, well not the cold but that you’re stuck inside. There’s no going out to play, for the most part I just grab the space heater and my computer and work. Winter forces you to be a shut-in, you can really dive into a project, maybe you even have time for that personal project you’ve been too busy to tackle. Tell your friends it’s too cold to leave, you’re just staying home. It’s a better excuse then oh I’m going to stay in and work. Save those play days for when it’s worth it and you can really enjoy the sunshine and remember why Chicago summers are the best.