Winter Come and Gone
Happy official Summer! The weather here in Nashville has been rather crazy in the last couple weeks and since admission decisions are always happening I figured I would cover what you should bring to be prepared for next Winter. Now, I remembered thinking that items on other lists I saw seemed unnecessary because those students were used to different weather, which I have fixed by enlisting my (Southern) friend Kavita. I offer a list according to what she thinks everyone needs, based on living in Alabama and my personal list based on growing up in Chicago.
- Light winter coat- It doesn’t get that cold here; often, the “low” temperature is in the 20s (Fahrenheit).
- Gloves- I would highly recommend that you bring some that allow you to use electronics at the same time because you might have to do something while walking but your hands would freeze without gloves.
- Rain boots- I finally gave in and bought some after walking through puddles and freezing rain one too many times.
- A cute scarf (or four)
- Lotion- While it feels wet outside, your skin will be super dry due to the wind.
- Waterproof mascara- It stays wet throughout the winter
- Electric blanket- The temperatures in the dorm rooms can be a bit erratic in the older buildings so this feels amazing.
- A throw blanket- This feels amazing and is wonderful for mid-day naps.
- Cold medicine- Make sure to bring whatever you like so that you don’t have to go out and buy it when you are actively sick. Finals and midterms bring onslaughts of people getting the flu from staying up and studying.
Kavita (my Southern friend):
- A real winter coat-She went and bought a large down coat over fall break because she was always cold.
- Long Socks- She bought several pairs of wool socks after moving here.
- Casual Boots
- Rain boots
- Thermos/Mug- This is universally helpful for all of your hot beverage needs.
- Lotion-The weather can really chap your hands.
- A throw blanket- It’s super nice for when you are working at your desk at 2 am trying to finish that one paper.
You can see that we have quite a bit of overlap but if you have any specific questions about what to bring or what the weather is like feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.