July 09, 2013

The Truth About Summer


Most people get depressed in the winter. I'm the exact opposite. Summer is nice enough until it's not. I much prefer hoodies, jeans, boots, football, hayrides, hot chocolate, blankets, fireplaces, fat turkeys, and Jingle Bells. I do enjoy a nice pool day, warmth on my shoulders, cooking out, and fireworks, but I'm happiest in the fall and winter months. And I don't know why that is. What can I say? I'm just not a summer girl.

The truth is I've been struggling. I'm not sleeping well. I can't stay focused on household chores. I can't even stay focused on a tv show or book. I've been moody and down in the dumps for too long. I've been doing great about not wallowing in self-pity though. I continue to get out of the house to do fun things with family and friends. I just haven't found the one thing to snap me out of this funk.

19 comments:

Unknown said...

Ok my girl...it's time to snap you out...we are planning out GNO STAT...and hopefully it will help me and Beck too :) :) Love ya crazy!

simone antoniazzi said...

Oh honey, sorry that you're in a bit of a funk, ugh :(

I know what you mean in a way....I am totally an autumn/winter girl, come September nothing makes me happier than a pair of boots, a sweater & a big scarf!!

And I like summer if I'm by the beach etc....London is hotter than usual right now, the sun is waking me up at 6am every single day, I'm exhausted!! Summer in the city is hot, phew!

Michele said...

So I thought maybe I was the only one who wasn't a summer fan. I mean, hell, I live on a lake...where I can walk out my back door and lay out or swim or just enjoy the view any time I want...and instead, I'd rather be holed up in my bedroom, laying in the bed watching god knows what on tv and waiting for the fall and cooler temps to get here. I despise this 100+ degree weather and humidity soo bad, anything I wear sticks to me. So all that to say, you're not alone. Bring on the boys of fall, some yummy taco soup, and a hoodie and I'll be happy again :-/

Mia @ The Chronicles of Chaos said...

Oh my goodness, I'm so glad I'm not the only one. I feel this exact same way as soon as summer comes around. I'm at my happiest during October-April. May-Sept always has me down in the dumps. Must be reverse seasonal depression or something. :/

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

I am not a summer lover by any means. It's really hot here in the south and once the creeks dry up from lack of rain, my one vice (kayaking) is over at that point. And I immediately want fall. I'm sorry you're feeling out of sorts I hope that it all changes ASAP for you! *hugs*

Mrs. Match said...

Girl I'm the same way. I definitely enjoy the fall and winter months more. We spend so much time locked up indoors in the summer because it's too hot here to do much anytime between noon and 7pm! Bleck.
I hope that you start feeling better soon. And hey, just remember that boot season (I mean fall!) is right around the corner! ;-)

Ginger said...

Boooo! I'm in the same boat friend. Text me for endless rants, or anything else.

Natalie said...

I am NOT a fan of the summer. I'm good for about a month & then after that I'm OVER IT. Although this year has been pleasantly mild. It's been down right bearable.

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Summer is not my favorite. I lack focus.

Amanda said...

Gosh ME TOO!!! I have been in such a funk this summer and I can't focus on anything. I keep flitting from one thing to another.

PorkStar said...

Oh my goodness, I just came back from the dead and not used to reading sadness from you. I hope you feel better.

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Sorry summer is so rough on you. That's how I am January-March. I love spring, summer, fall, and Christmas... it's just that freezing cold and lack of sunshine I have a hard time with. Anyway, I'm sorry things are hard on you right now. I hope this passes soon for you!

Karen M. Peterson said...

I love summer, which is why it sucks that I'm feeling so crappy this summer. It's hard to want to go out and do things when I just want to be by myself.

I hope you feel better soon.

Christina said...

I am not a summer person at all. I think I have reverse seasonal depression. I feel cozy and warm in the fall, winter and spring. Summer is nice for the sunny days, which aren't as common the rest of the year, but I'm over it by August, which is when our summer weather usually starts. We get out and about for the kids, but it it was just us, we'd stay inside with the AC on all season.

I was in a funk earlier this year for about 6 weeks. It sucks. Like you, I pressed on and stayed connected and invested with my family and friends, but it was an effort. I don't really know how I snapped out of it, it just lifted one day. I hope you feel better soon, friend!!

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

Haha, sounds great! I LOVE summer!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Shelley said...

I seriously could have written this myself.

SHUG IN BOOTS {Beth} said...

I like summer if I'm at the beach or pool, and with people who don't get on my nerves. And, if I had someone to apply sunscreen to my body for me. And, if I could somehow not feel like a beast in a bathing suit. But, I don't get psyched up for it like I do for the fall. Crisp, cool, boots, jeans, sweaters, scarves, pumpkin spice lattes. Yes, please.

Dinah Gacon said...

Girl, you are totally not the only one either!!! I am finding that I despise summer...the heat makes me want to stay cooped up in my house. I adore fall and winter...the crisp temps and the leaves changing...those days are the best. I am sorry you have been feeling down...HUGS to you and you have a bloggy friend here for support!

xo Dinah @ Sunshine super glam

Jessie said...

I'll echo others and say that you are not alone with 'the funk' lately. I love summer, but usually because I am frequently poolside. This year I just haven't had the time to enjoy the sunshine, and the lack of Vitamin D is getting to me. I generally NEVER say this- but bring on the Fall.
New follower here! :)