Hello! Please allow me to introduce myself - I’m Audrey Aukeman, the newest counselor at Second Story. I’m so excited to be here, and also to have the chance to share my thoughts on this blog. I’ve been reflecting on a topic that I’m guessing has been on all of our minds this week… winter. Love it or hate it, this season has certainly made its presence known to us this week, with swirling snowstorms and extreme cold.
There was a time in my life when a week like this would have been just plain fun. When I was a kid, I loved the excitement of a surprise snow day and the feeling of community with my family and neighbors — we’re “snowed in!” With each passing year, though, I feel the strain of winter a bit more. Being snowed in means lots of shoveling (which does not excite me). Sometimes it means my pipes freezing or my car not starting. It also means canceled plans and the inability t ...Read more