Marlee, How funny - I was just thinking about this before I came on. I was ok till last wk in Aug, then I started to think about how autumn was coming and the days will be shorter soon. I just got so darn depressed. My mood has been off and that is the reason. I always would get upset as the time for school to reopen was getting closer. Either I was the student or teacher or my children would be going back. I would feel like I was sinking and couldn't shake it off.
My DH loves the autumn and winter and can't understand how this bothers me. Right now it is hi '80's and sunny outside, yet my brain is still focusing on the change coming. I think we should all stand next to Jeannie's and her light box. Just a few hundred of her closest friends in her living room. lol
On the bright side, only 6 1/2 months till spring. Ughh.
God bless. Alice.
Hi Marlee & Irish Babe!
Y'all come on down to southern Texas now, ya' hear. The days will still be getting shorter but you won't notice any significant change in temperatures or leaf colors until........maybe.......around LATE October! I've been here all my life but would gladly trade it for someplace with FOUR seasons! I'm also a night person so shorter days really never bothered me!
Longing for Spring huh.......it starts around mid February here as long as there are no surprise freezes/frosts to freak out nature!
I know, what a wacko, huh?
I'm so with you on this one! I have been thinking the same thing. Oh No, here comes winter!! I almost panic! It is getting dark here at 7:30 too and all that it tells me is that we are losing daylight hours fast.
I have SAD and use a light box. In fact I used it most of the summer because I did not get out enough in the sun. It does HELP. So please look into this. The psychologist that diagnosed my SAD, prescribed this light box to me and the bulbs have lasted forever. I have not been back to him in years and I don't know if he is even around anymore. One of these days one of the bulbs are going to burn out and I will have no idea where to get them. Maybe the internet.