Feeling the (extended) winter blues

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I’m someone who has always suffered from seasonal depression. It usually starts to hit me hard somewhere toward the end of January. The excitement of the holidays is over and the bleakness of winter really starts to settle in.

I try to stay positive and keep busy while I wait for spring to arrive and clear the dark clouds. Usually by sometime in March we’ve at least had a few of those sunny spring days that remind everyone the sun does, in fact, exist.

This year, though.

Ugh.

Here we are one week into APRIL and we are still getting snow. When it’s not snowing, it’s raining. When it’s not raining, it’s still cold and overcast.

It seems we just can’t get any relief.

I was lucky enough to go to Florida for a few days a couple of weeks ago, but it barely scratched the surface of curing my winter blues.

By the looks of the forecast we shouldn’t hold our breath for any nice days to come.

I’m not sure how much longer I can live in a climate that operates like this. I need sunshine. I need warmer weather. I need to be able to go outside without a coat more than a few months out of the year.

So, all of this to say, if you find yourself wanting to stay in bed a little longer each morning and wanting to eat pasta for dinner every night…just know you are not alone.

Let’s all try to muddle through the next couple of weeks and hopefully we will find ourselves on the other side.

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