Well, in my first year here I quickly found out. I learned that I loved the rainy season for the same reason why I was always happy to experience fall and winter's arrival in Chicago. I love sunny days but I can only take so many, so I was trained at home that when those sunny days presented themselves you better not waste them sitting inside. I always felt the need to be at the park, take a walk, go to the beach, go shopping, or sit outside reading a book, and at least for the first year in Guatemala I felt that same pull during the dry season. But the rainy season, much like the fall, is a time of relaxation and staying cozy inside watching movies, cleaning, reading a book, napping, and making homemade dinners for once. Really just letting my true cozy, lazy colors shine.
The only problem with the rainy season here is I feel that the year goes by much quicker since it starts in May. June feels like August, and July like September. By the time it actually is September I'm ready for Christmas! And I'm one of those people guilty of listening to Christmas music in September...so you can bet that if you see me pull up in the church parking lot in September or October there's a good chance I have Michael Buble's Christmas album playing and already getting excited to buy my tree. But you know, I don't care nor do I mind. The rainy season gives me those cozy, familiar holiday feelings that I was so used to back in The States, and is my natural time marker of Guatemala. So unlike most locals, I appreciate the rainy season and am glad each year it arrives.