My long answer:
Ive had my variety of "dark season" posts.
November flat out sucks in north mid/central US. Unless your a kid with #@% load of Xmas spirit, December sucks too. Both months have had solid over cast clouds for up to three weeks some years.
Forecast says rain/sleet/snow for next week and obviously way shorter days. I do have more energy on my super diet, so that helps. I cant eat "hibernation food" right now
As an outdoor addict, I really enjoy northern summers sun (minus the bugs). As a do it-your-selfer, I also dont like cramming outside home projects together before winter puts them off till spring. Its been a cold, wet, dark fall since mid september- hard to get things done. Not getting things done just adds stress in my opinion.
Nothing like a perfect breezy 65-70F morning mnt biking next to a babbling stream in the northland summer - or canoeing on calm cool water, thats what I morn for year round, I dont want that to ever end. In the event I'm snowshoeing the same trails, I'm imagining summer in my tracks.
February, to me, even with its snow and sub zero F temps is almost better than nov-dec, since the cold sun shines and days are longer........and the worst weather is behind you.
All that said, I feel a little better attitude and health wise this year even though this fall has not worked out like I had hopped for. But yes, I long for summer and the nice fall that didnt happen this year.
Initial lyme symptoms in late 80's, again with bullseye early 90's. Started ABX 2014, ended in Jan 2016. Flares ended after. Lyme "B gone" as far as I can tell (Cured?). Now: Healing the aftermath-Rebuilding / fine tuning / fixing muscles and still improving nutrition and immune via better gut health. + 20 years of Hashimoto and other autoimmune still going on.