I am an Arizona Girl.
I’m the girl whose favorite activity is anything in the sun. When asked my favorite temperature I consistently say 92 degrees (in Chicago I have to add that this is without humidity). This makes sense considering I grew up with more sunny days than not.
I love basking in the sun while thinking about how long I can stand the heat before having to jump in the pool as an escape. I love running on a summer morning before the temperature creeps over 100 degrees. I love playing soccer games that physically drain my body due to the temperature and physical exhaustion. I love coming out of a cold store and feeling heat on my skin. I love sitting in the grass watching a Spring Training Game as my skin radiates with heat knowing that I am getting sunburned.
As I sit at home during a whiteout this morning in Chicago, as I watch the snow pour down and pile up on my street, as my commute time is at 3 hours verse the normal 45 minutes, my mind seems to keep coming back to the thought, “I am an Arizona girl.”