Grey skies have taken over Wisconsin and in all honesty, I am struggling.
I have always felt fiercely connected to the weather. Even in Colorado, where there are 360 days of sunshine a year, I limped through the winter months until I found creative ways to spend time outside.
Now, living in a flat, cold, and bleak part of the country, I’m being hit by a force I’ve never quite known before. It is hard. I am doing my best, but it seems as though my mind and body are in survival mode and that’s all. And I know, unfortunately, that this is just the beginning: this will likely last until May.
While I’ve reached out to a few therapists in my area, and planned a sunny vacation for February, I’ve also turned to creative writing as an outlet. I don’t know if it’s helping, but right now it’s what I’ve got at my disposal.
Thank you for reading my latest piece, “Seasonal depression.”