I am not a winter person. One might assume that a person who spent 95% of their life in Arizona may not be a winter person, and one would be correct. I need sunlight and warmth to be a shiny happy person. One might also assume that a person who needs sunlight and warmth to maintain smiles is a fucking idiot for moving from Arizona to Maryland, and one would be correct in that assumption as well.
So now that winter is quickly approaching, if not already here (by my definition, which is a daytime temperature of 70° or less), I am finding myself a tiny blue. I have to actively fight this off, which I do by scheduling a lot of really fun things during the cold months. If I was rich, I would schedule fun things every month, but I am not rich yet, and truth be told, sitting on the patio soaking up the sunlight is all the fun I require in the summer months.
Anyway. I have thrown a smoke-bomb in the face of winter ickiness by planning three long-distance trips (Phoenix, Austin, Florida) as well as skydiving, motorcycle lessons, and a few regional road trips (Pittsburgh, Philly). That should keep me pre-occupied and cheerful until spring, right? If not, my backup plan is massive amounts of Oreos and Super Nintendo.
I hear a lot of people are affected by the winter blues… Are you?