Monday, October 03, 2011
I'm Fall - ing
Aww the arrival of fall .. how wonderful these last couple of days have been. I didn’t have to turn on the a/c on Friday or today .. just had the windows open all day. My regular readers know that I hate summer .. actually, if summer had an average high of 72, I’d love it. So let’s just say that I hate heat. I really have mood fluctuations depending upon the time of the year, but it’s not the normal SAD that everyone is familiar with. SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder is normally referred to as the winter-time blues. It’s said that the body needs a certain amount of sunlight in order to function properly. But there is a lesser known side of SAD – those who become depressed during the summer months. Yes, me. In fact, I’ve read some recent literature indicating a relationship between bipolar and SAD, which is interesting to me since I am bipolar. In the summer, my windows are closed up tight, blinds closed, heavy curtains drawn. My rooms are dark, or as dark as I can get them. But in the cooler months, I love to have the windows, blinds and curtains wide open. F
So what about you? Are you a Spring/Summer person or a Fall/Winter?