Thursday, December 11, 2008

The sun shines in the winter?

Honestly because my past three winters have been spent in Idaho I really had the realization (now that I am not in Idaho) that the sun does occasionally shine in the winter time.

I worked at the counseling center on the BYU-Idaho campus while I was in school and one of the most common things that people would come in for was for SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). Not lying this was a really prevalent disorder in Rexburg because of the lack of sunshine during the winter months which basically begins the end of October until the beginning of April.

I think that I suffered from SAD. The depression I felt in the winter was crazy! I literally craved sunshine! My body just needs it. Don’t get me wrong I wasn’t seeing a counselor or taking drugs but there was a definite damper on things because of the lack of sunshine.

Now that I live in Provo I am amazed that the sun still shines even when it is winter time! I wake up in the morning and on my drive to work I still have to pull out my sunglasses. It is such a weird sensation to put your sunglasses on when it is cold outside. Who woulda thought you would still have need of sunglasses in the winter.

The point, I LOVE that I can still see the sun in the winter even when my most recent winter experiences have taught me otherwise.


hollylynn said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

amen to that, sister. i went tanning all the time when i lived in the burg.

Hane-nahMarie said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

okay, even before i saw Holly's comment, I was gonna say. that tanning beds are totally justifed in teh winter and no one can call you vain! Its stricly about mental health!