It has almost been a year since I last posted on my blog. Our Artsy Fartsy Family had a truly busy year. I had my tonsils removed in October of last year and since then it has been crazy ride filled with holidays, birthdays, high school and middle school band events, and a high school graduation.
Along with the Fall season and holidays, I was hit hard with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). I was raised in Hawaii and having lived in the NW for almost 20 years you’d think I would have adjusted by now. Apparently living in the NW was hard on others we know this past year. Normal daily life was much more difficult than it should have been and for myself, a lot of it was due to feeling fatigue.
Looking back now, much of it could have been avoided had I prepared myself with exercise, Vitamin D, play dates for my little one, date nights for myself and my husband, coffee dates for myself and friends, and lots of activities. My goal this Fall and Winter is to be prepared to fend off and deal with SAD. Do you have issues with SAD? If so, what are things you do to fend off SAD?
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I did not formally have SAD but we definitely chose to move from Seattle, WA to Central, Oregon because we were tired of the rain and the gray. One winter they had 68 days straight of gray/rain/no sun. I need the sun, it makes me happy! Living in Hawaii sounds like a dream but interestingly I have met lots of people who used to live in Hawaii but now live stateside. What saved me for the 8 years in Seattle, especially the winters, was learning to quilt and other crafts. It made the gray days better!
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Thank you for your thoughts! We live close to Seattle and it’s great except for the rainy/cloudy weather. I love to craft but this year was a very low-productive craft year. I have so many supplies to use up. I plan on making gifts this year. So that should keep me busy. I haven’t learn how to quilt yet. It’s on my bucket list. 😉