So I was going to post yesterday, but when I sat down to start writing, all that came out was pure negativity.
Mostly whining about the weather, sprinkled with some general life disappointment and poor-me complaints.
Since I try to keep this blog a positive place–both for your sake and mine (negativity = not a habit I want to encourage, even in my head)–I scrapped the post and called the day a wash. If you don’t have anything nice to say, right?
The problem is: it’s now the next day, and I’m in the same mindset.
I don’t think I’m the only one, either.
Pretty sure that’s my expression 90% of the time these days, too.
Maybe it’s because I haven’t breathed fresh air–besides the few desperate swallows I get while running to/from the car–for months. Maybe it’s because feeling cranky makes me not want to work out, and not working out makes me cranky (vicious catch-22). Maybe it’s because we’re in that time of year when all the produce at the grocery store looks pitiful and all the cheesy/carby/sugary food looks cozy and delicious.
Whatever’s causing it, I decided it was time to go ahead and be real about it. I’m pretty legitimately worried that you wouldn’t hear from me for a few months otherwise.
I’m Kim and I’m a warm-weather-aholic. The withdrawal is killing me.
Every “solution” feels like a temporary fix, at best. Sure, I feel pretty good after a workout or a yoga class. Eating right helps. Sleeping helps. Socializing helps.
But at the end of the day, the fact remains that I’m putting up with something that isn’t even an issue in other parts of the country. Recognizing that where I live is technically a “choice” is definitely something that does not help.
So what do I do now? Go back to browsing vacation sites, hoping that by some miracle there will be condo rentals and plane tickets to happier places that don’t cost more than I can justify?
Keep daydreaming about retirement, when I can become a snowbird?
Spend hours on Facebook, scrolling through pictures of warmer (better) times?
Or just suck it up and eat some chocolate like everyone else?
Fellow cold weather survivors: what are your tips for getting through these last months of winter?
This funk better wear off soon!