1. Becoming tougher.
These challenges really will make you a stronger person: braving the snow, freezing cold, treacherously icy roads, countless frigid mornings helplessly searching for any sign of life (i.e. your car) beneath the frozen tundra that used to be your street.
2. Fully embracing the four seasons.
Wisconsin winter is extremely cold, spring and fall are extremely unpredictable, and summer is extremely gorgeous. When you have such extremes and never know how long anything may last, you live life in the moment, i.e., never wanting to go inside during the summer, learning to love winter sports during the cold months, and not getting too bent out of shape over the fun house that spring and fall can be. At least it’s not snowing. Oh, wait, unless it is…