Jan 25, 2012

Its time to talk about SAD

This is the worst time of the year for me.  It is the time when I need medication to help get me out of the rut.  Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) didn't affect me until my early 30s.  I don't know if it was caused by moving where it hardly snowed and the skies were usually blue to where the skies are almost always gray during the winter. 

I adore my husband and son.  They know I am not the same person I am in the summer and spring, but thank goodness it only started this month for me.  It is so hard to explain how I feel to someone who has never needed any help getting out of a depression.  My energy feels zapped and I don't feel like doing anything.  It is harder to see the positive in life.  I feel like the gray sky. 

When I start feeling this way, I remind myself how lucky I am to have my son and husband.  I remind myself that I have a family that loves me and will do fun things with me.  I have talked with other people that start to get the "Winter Blues" so at least I know it isn't just me.

Right now I am looking forward to when the skies are blue and I can once again go outside without a jacket or coat.  I am looking forward to slipping my flip flops back on my feet and watching a game of softball.  Summer and Spring are magnificent times in Western New York state!  There is so much beauty around me. 

I figured some of my readers deserved to know why my blog posts haven't been getting written.  I try to keep this a positive place, but SAD may affect some of you as well.  I am so thankful right now that I have Washington DC and flying out to Utah to look forward to.  By the beginning of March my mood finally starts to improve and by April, I am back to my normal self.

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