I always have a hard time in January. It’s a cold, dark, depressing month. Even though my birthday is smack dab in the middle of it, I still struggle. Today when I woke up and realized it was February it lifted my spirits. We are crawling toward spring. This is good news.
This January was particularly tough because I started a new job in which I work from home. Now the working from home part is fantastic. But working from home in January was a bit of a shock to my mental state. I barely got out of the house to see anyone during the week. A big part of that is the fact that it was January. It’s just harder. If you live in another part of the country or the world where it isn’t mind numbingly cold during the winter this might be hard to understand but if you live in this kind of climate, you probably feel my pain.
So as the days pass and get longer, it warms up. And we crawl toward a more palatteable weather pattern that doesn’t have such an oppressing affect on the brain. I’m happier today, it’s February and the winter will be a memory soon because spring will wash it all away.