Dear February

brokenheartDear February,

Hey, babe. We need to talk.

I don’t think we should see each other anymore.

It’s not you, it’s me. Okay, well, if I’m honest, it’s a little you. I mean, I don’t know if anyone’s ever told you this before, but you’re kind of high maintenance. I don’t mind putting work into a relationship, but when it’s always you throwing tons (literally) of snow at me, and I have to spend every weekend shoveling out my house and car, it gets to the point that I just can’t cope. When was the last time we did something fun on the weekend? Maybe these blizzards *are* fun for you, I don’t know. But for me, I think I need a month with a little more warmth, the occasional sunny day I can just cuddle with and be myself. You know?

And, listen, I’m sure there are girls out there who can appreciate you more than I can. People who ski, for example, or who hate being able to feel their fingers and toes. You should hold out for someone who likes you for who you really are.

What’s that? Who told you that? Well, yes, it’s true, I have met someone else. His name is March. He actually reminds me of you a little, in a funny way. He and I have plans tomorrow and — guess what? — he might have a blizzard. On our first date, I know. He’s a bit of a fixer-upper. But I really think he’s open to change. I think he’s even open to some days in the 40s and 50s in a week or two. That’s one thing that you were never even willing to discuss.

Still, I think March might just be a rebound relationship. There’s this other month I met online who says he always brings his girls flowers. Flowers, can you imagine? Did you ever think of doing that, February? Or is that too much of  a cliche for you?

Oh. Well, this is awkward — it’s only 11 am. I guess we should have had this conversation over dinner. So…what do you want to do for the rest of the day? Come on, February, don’t be like that. Let’s end on a good note. What do you say — want to go shovel some snow, for old time’s sake?




If you liked this post you might want to check out Dear March and Dear April, too.


5 comments on “Dear February

  1. Meredith W. says:

    Yes, except — it’s ALL February; none of it is you!!


  2. Good decision to hook up with March. Every year my husband (a teacher who despises snow days) says, “It might snow in March, but we know that it won’t last!” He’s usually right, but 2015 has been very strange . . .


  3. I am a lover of snow and I prefer 40˚ F days to the heat and humidity of New England summers…but even I get a little twitchy shoveling snow for 6 weekends in a row, plus all in between. This brought a smile to my face…and reminded me that this weekend last year, I was enjoying witch hazel and snow drops in the Arboretum and watching hordes of robins fluffy and drunkenly gorging themselves on the fermented berries of the pagoda tree there. I like to think that there are snow drops ironically starting to poke through the 5 feet of snow a top them.


  4. bonnie pierce says:

    Hi Jessica,
    I really liked this blog!! You are very funny! Since I live in Buffalo NY I can feel your pain!

    You know, cousins should meet and at least try to know one another…let me know if you will be In the Buffalo/Niagara area and perhaps we could make that happen. My door is always open.

    Thanks for the smile, I look forward to your next blog entry…HAPPY MARCH!


    Sent from my iPad



  5. […] If you liked this letter, you might also enjoy my breakup letter to February. […]


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