Non-winter blues

The weather in Chicago the past few days has been sunny and almost Spring-like, and I hate it. I know I’m definitely in the minority in this case. I just love winter, and it makes me sad that there’s only been a few snowfalls.
My sister has been wanting to plan a sledding trip with our younger cousins, and it’s been nearly impossible to schedule anything. There’s just no snow!
One positive thing is that I can still wear my flat shoes and heels instead of being stuck in boots for five months. That’s a plus.
But I miss winter. The bundling up, the hot chocolate, a warm fireplace.
I know I’m alone in this. But when it’s 50 degrees in the summer, you’ll be wishing winter was colder as well.

Pop Culture Hijabi is a weekly column by Nadia Malik. Malik is a former newspaper reporter based in Chicago who’s now making her way as a freelancer. She spends entirely too much time watching TV and reading pop culture, fashion and TV blogs. She also occasionally consumes serious books and news. No, really. You can reach her at with “pop culture hijabi” in the subject line, follow her at or simply leave a comment below.