Last weekend I was with some girlfriends catching up and watching Kentucky beat Wisconsin (by one point) while eating “dinner” (waffle fries with cheese – no shame.) We talked about the usual topics of discussion: boys, work, where we’ve been traveling for work, how we all want to take a vacation ASAP from said work, church, food, and boys again. About the time we started to repeat all of the above one of the most happy-go-lucky girls I know blurted out what we’ve all been thinking – “I feel like I’ve been in a winter depression.” We all agreed, YES, that’s what’s been going on. Everybody has been frozen and in full hibernation mode for the past too many months. Who wants to meet friends for a late dinner when it’s 14 windy degrees outside and The Good Wife is on Hulu? Why worry with looking put together when you have to pile on 3+ layers just to feel your legs to walk to and from the office?
Sure, a little dramatic, but we live in the South. Winter should last until early February and then we should spring into more respectable temperatures. I’ll be the first to admit the dreary weather we all complained about for months got me down, which I attribute to my last month’s silence. I needed some time to hibernate and pull it together. Maybe you did too? From time to time we all need a month or two to slow down and refocus on where we’re at and more importantly, where we want to go.
So I’m back, pale skin and all, more than ready to embrace this new season. Here’s to more sunshine, buttercups, eating on the patio (ALWAYS!) and the promise of carefree summer vacations.