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Winter is Coming

September 23rd, 2014 at 01:22 pm

Even though the days are beautiful now, I feel the slow and steady approach of winter, in the shorter hours, the crisp mornings, the tinge of red and yellow in the leaves. It is a time of year I love and that makes me feel sad at the same time.

I am struggling with appetite issues. I am hungrier. I can't wait until I get home in the evening to eat, and I end up getting fast food on the way. Today I brought a bigger lunch, hoping it will help. Yesterday I spent more than $10 on food I shouldn't have had.

And I am feeling more depressed. Little things get to me. I feel alone and unloved, even when I know it's not true. Sometimes I have to work really hard to bolster my self-esteem.

Anyhoo, I did a load of laundry last night, but still have tons to do. I will just have to work at it this week. Not only do I have the regular week's worth, which I didn't do on the weekend, but I have the clothes from Goodwill to wash, too. I never feel like it is really mine until I wash it.

And for a bit of humor -- I looked over the intimidating job description last night, trying to figure out what to put in my cover letter, when I realized it was the description for a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT JOB! What a relief. A similar title, but a totally different kind of work. Now I'm stressing about why the job I'm interested in hasn't been posted yet -- I don't think I could have missed it! I do have to remember that big universities move very slowly, with all their cumbersome bureaucracy.

6 Responses to “Winter is Coming”

  1. Stephanie Says:

    I'm sorry the winter blues are sweeping in. The hunger could be related. Perhaps a brisk walk in the sunlight at lunch time. I know that does wonders for me.

    Cheer up and know that your blog friends are hear to lend an ear (or read your woes and respond).

  2. Bright Says:

    Lets pretend winter is not going to show up this year! I'm sorry you are feeling down.

  3. Kiki Says:

    You are so valued here, CB! Your blog is one I read and enjoy! Hoping those blues go away soon.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Maybe take some small snacks or something that you keep with you for the journey home so you're not tempted to get fast food? I try to have a little something in my purse for those days ... doesn't always work, but helps more than not.

  5. My English Castle Says:

    More protein? Sometimes that helps me. I'm with you on fall; I love it, but there's that whole "September Song" aspect to it.

  6. Butterscotch Says:

    I drink Saint Johns Wort tea (Yogi) when the months start to get colder and the days shorter. Some people swear it is just placebo, some people swear that it works. All I know is that it works for me and improves my mood. I usually have a least a up a day at work, sometimes two. I don't normally have it on the weekends because I am more relaxed and can get outside in the sun (huge help).

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