Sunday, 23 October 2016

#Blogtober16 Day 23 - My Favourite Time of the Year

I know on Day 18 I said that my favourite month of the year is October because of the returning TV shows. But my favourite time of the year is Spring.

I suffer from SAD (seasonal affective disorder). Fortunately I'm on slightly better medication this year so it hasn't affected me as badly as it usually does, but I find the winter months incredibly hard. It's like a dark cloud settles over and there is no light in front of me. The future seems doomed. It's rather hard to describe and unless you've experienced it you really wouldn't know what it's like. I do find some SAD lights help, but as the nights draw in and then the clocks go back and the afternoons get dark, it's really hard to shake off the blackness. I do what I can but a lot of it is waiting for the months to pass and the days to get longer again.

This is why my favourite time of the year is Spring. There is more light, which helps me considerably. But it also feels like there is more hope in Spring. Everything is new and young from the lambs in the fields to the buds on the trees, and it lifts my soul. All that was dark and miserable is lightened and lifted. The lambs always make me laugh as well - I love watching them form gangs and chase each other, wriggling their little tails.

What's your favourite time of the year? Do you suffer from SAD too? Let me know your thoughts below.

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