The Winter Blues

It happens every year about this time.  I enter a phase I can only describe as the winter blues.   I realize that there are some people who have been diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder.  I haven’t.  I love three of the four seasons – with summer being my favorite.  It’s winter that brings me down.  The grey skies.  The cold wind.  It’s enough to bring out my inner bear.  Give me a cave and I’d hibernate.

North Topsail Beach

I’ve considered hitting the tanning bed – and I would if I didn’t worry about wrinkles and skin cancer.   Besides, it’s not a tan I want – it’s the warm weather I crave.  The sunshine.  The feel of the sand beneath my feet – especially after a long day at work.  Spring can’t get here quick enough.

3 Replies to “The Winter Blues”

  1. I’m familiar with the winter blues feeling. However, this year I have yet to experience it. Perhaps the fact that this year I am at liberty to walk the beach every – and I mean every- day. Two pair of socks, two pair of pants, anywhere from two to five shirts, gloves, scarf, hat and jacket with hood – I bundle up in 20 degree weather and hit the sand. That winter blues feeling has disappeared as I walk among the treasures God has lain at my feet (sea shells). Believe me, I am very grateful to be able to do this, but for me at least, I have found something to chase away those blues – they can be bad, even debilitating.

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