Over the past few days, the weather has been bipolar with these weather patterns.
Yet, even though I was changing outfits about three times a day last week - to either take off layers, or put more on due to the amount of sunshine, or the lack thereof; I didn't mind.
Sure it may sound like a typical response to say the change keeps things interesting, but it really does.
The ever-changing weather patterns of North Carolina, especially seen in the mountains, prevents routines from becoming "run of the mill."
This is meant in the sense that one day you may be trekking to class in the snow, appreciating the heated sidewalks so you do not slip or fall, only to end your day in sweatpants, and with hot chocolate in hand.
Meanwhile on another day you could be walking to class in shorts with a bounce in your step seeing everyone out in the quad, happy - getting their vitamin D, whether it is playing frisbee, reading, or taking a nap in a hammock.
Due to the recently changing weather patterns, the variation in days has allowed none of these activities or social events to seem mundane.
Sure, we may like the heat of the sunshine.
But we also like the chill of snow.
The weather adds variation to how we look at things in our daily routines...
A clear sky leaves open the opportunity for a morning sunrise that is so colorful that the orange tones seep through my room's blinds in the morning, and make the clouds appear as if they have been painted by watercolors.
Or a chilly morning leaves ice crystals coating the ground, left to sparkle in the sunlight and add beauty accompanied by a sense of serenity to an otherwise ordinary sidewalk.
All of these attributes make Asheville what it is... an ever changing place that so many people call home.
Who knows, maybe we will wake up tomorrow to a bright shining sun?
Or perhaps an overcast blanket of clouds?