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This weekend, Nashville has experienced the most snow in 13 years. For some who grew up in the north, this snow thing is nothing new. For those of you like me who were born and raised in Nashville, WE FREAK OUT. That’s right. I’m owning up to my craziness. I don’t like driving in it, and I stock up with groceries days before. I am a summer baby. I’d rather be by the poolside drinking an iced coffee. With this being said, I have come up with ways to survive these “snowpocalypses”.

First off, make sure you have plenty of cleaning supplies. Yes, you will have exactly 1 billion hours to scrub your tub, organize every drawer in your house, and kill every dust bunny. You will even clean some things twice. You will slip around in your socks because the floor sparkles. You will tear up a little because the aroma will be of fresh lemon, lavender and sage. The cleaning will even distract you from how isolated you actually are. This is the first step to surviving.

Secondly, make sure your coffee game is in check. This is a great time to practice your coffee skills. I mean really, what else do you have to do but drink coffee all day (inside obviously)? If you are a cream and sugar kind of guy or gal, maybe venture out and make a good cup of black coffee. This step is imperative to survival.

Third, check social media at least every 5 minutes. You wouldn’t want to miss those snow pics. I mean, truly life might not be as fulfilling if you don’t see your friend sledding in East Nashville.

Next, make a list of things you’ve been putting off doing for months as well as things that really don’t matter one bit. Call your grandparents. Instagram a picture of the snow. Read a book. Get ahead on Valentine’s Day plans. Paint those chipped nails for goodness sake. Make a facial mask . You get the picture…

Now, to really get ahead on your snow day, seriously workout. You have no excuses now. You have a living room floor and YouTube. You are snowed in so you can’t go anywhere. There is no other way to start but to just do it! Sure, your neighbor might think there is an elephant next door, but just do it.

Lastly, to successfully survive the Nashville snow storms, you need to wear a really hipster beanie and tweet about how you really want to go to a coffee shop and get a donut from Five Daughters Bakery. Make sure to take lots of pictures of your cats and dogs on the back porch and hashtag “blessed”. Aaaaaaaaand I guess if you are one of “those”, you should actually go out and play in the snow, sled in the snow, eat the snow, or even go for a walk in the snow.

That’s it. If you take all of these precautions, you will survive the snow in Nashville.