or moreso, I have S.A.D. There, my name is Kelli, and I have Seasonal Affective Disorder. (S.A.D)
Everyone together…..” Hello Kelli ”
Ahhh I feel much better already. :)
I have been a little “out of sorts” and this is why. I was diagnosed about 4 years ago, with this disorder, and it is very VERY real. I am full blown in to the worst part of the year too. I take medication for it, but it only does so much. I need SPRING to arrive. I really kind of DO love winter and snow and fires in the fireplace….but this takes this time of year to a different level for me. I want to ignore that part, but I can not. It keeps raring its ugly head at me.
I know everyone does get “tired of winter”, but trust me, I really do. This goes far and above just “I am sick of winter” sort of thinking. Way beyond. It could incapacitate me if I let it.
I refuse, but it is harder some days than not.
I have reasons to feel it especially this year more than most, but I am not going to dwell on that. I am SIMPLY trying to get through it, with the help of my supportive family.
It is definitely the down-side to being “me”
So, back to the medication I have been taking . I would hate to live with (or be married to) me, if I was not on it.
But another form of therapy in worst cases is this. Light Therapy.
I think I just need a tropical vacation. Unfortunately that is not in my plans.
Instead I will stay here, try to get creative, try to “get happy” and count my blessings. I do have alot of them, and now more than ever I have to focus on the smallest of ones.
And with any luck….I will get out of my funk a little, and do some GOOD blogging.
What do you want to see?? I want and need feedback. Can’t guarantee I can fulfill everyones needs, but I can certainly try.
Ok, enough about me. :)
Thanks, as always, for listening.