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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Texas chapter.

As a Texas native, the cold is something I rarely experienced, until now. It has already snowed once in Austin, and now it’s about to snow again, so you can imagine how people are handling it, not well. Going outside seems like a chore because you can’t just throw on a jacket in 30-degree weather and be warm, you have to layer. I’m talking about double leggings, gloves, beanie, thick socks, double sweaters, and then a big jacket (not to be dramatic, but to be dramatic). Not to mention the weather last week was in the 80s, talk about Texas being complicated. With all this being said, people are embracing it differently, some excited and being active outdoors while others (like me) are bundled up inside. 

Being the type to stay in means I’ve cleaned my apartment probably five times and spent way too many hours on TikTok. I’ve concluded that sitting on the couch in my comfy clothes as I watch the rain/ice come down is the most relaxing thing to do, I highly recommend everyone to do it. Putting on a face mask and a good show with tea is sometimes necessary. So in a way, this insane Texas winter has allowed us to just sit and take some time to reset and get back on track. Also, this cold weather has given me the chance to actually wear sweaters I’ve had forever and up my fashion game for when I do go outside. 

However, as much as I enjoy staying warm inside, my roommate loves to be active and drags me along with her sometimes. So if you’re the type to enjoy being outside in the cold, going on runs or getting a hot drink, walking around, and taking pictures is fun, as long as you’re warm. Also, the latest hot drink I’ve been on is a dirty chai which is espresso and chai tea mixed, go try it, it’s a game changer! 

Whether you’re an active or stay-at-home-bundled-up person, take advantage of this Texas winter because it won’t last long! :)

Hi! I'm studying Advertising at the University of Texas at Austin. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with friends, going on walks, and reading.
Chandler is a senior at UT double majoring in English and Chinese while pursuing a Certificate in Global Management. She currently serves as one of HerCampus Texas' Campus Correspondents and adores live music, dogs, friends, and mindful living ♥