The other day I told a friend that I was embarrassed by how drastically my mood is affected by the weather. She said, “Colleen, literally everything on this planet is affected by changes in the weather. Why do humans think we’re immune to it?”
Huh. I never really thought about it like that.
Homegirl here has been a straight up hermit since this weather turned bitterly cold. I’ll admit, I’m teetering on the edge of Seasonal Affective Disorder self-diagnosis.
Don’t judge me. If you owned the DSM you’d have at least 5 different mental disorders yourself. And so would all your family and friends, byyyy the way.
Anyway, as I was perusing the symptoms for SAD, I was like, Holy shit.
Take a look:
A loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed – Day drinking outside (or you know, even going outside.)
Appetite changes, especially a craving for foods high in carbohydrates – Um. If I could have mac ‘n cheese for breakfast, pizza for lunch, Panera’s broccoli and cheddar soup in a bread bowl for dinner, and brownies for dessert I’d be SET.
Oversleeping – I want to nap in sweatpants by my space heater more than I’d like to admit.
Hopelessness – IT WILL NEVER BE WARM EVER AGAIN!!!!