First of all, thank you for all your kind comments and very helpful emails about treating SAD. I'm looking into different methods and ideas and have been making an effort to make some better choices that will hopefully improve things. But more on that later... I have some news to share that will also affect the seasonal blues in a big way:
We are moving to the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area of North Carolina! Colin's been working as a freelance writer at home with me for 3+ years now (wow, time flies!), but his job is changing. He's accepted a full time job with an agency in Raleigh and will be going into the office a few days a week starting in 90 days. What's ironic is that we were already looking into moving for a sunnier climate -- I was thinking more of the Beaufort, SC area -- but things seem to be pointing us to NC instead... mainly, steady work. :)
I gotta say that I am really excited about this move. It'll be fun to explore a new city and have a lot more resources to choose from. Small town living has been good for me, though. It's really inspired me to push to find things to do and kind of made me let go of a lot of preconceived notions about tiny towns (I think I was a bit of a city snob before). I've learned to live with less. And with that perspective and knowledge, I'm going to love having a larger stomping ground. :)
Now if you've been following this blog for a while you know we tried to move to Indianapolis last year, but our house didn't sell. Well, we had three offers but didn't accept any of them... which is really strange when you're wanting to sell a house. I can't help but think that it's a good thing it's working out like this. I think if we had moved to Indy, I'd be kicking myself because of all the gray days there... wondering why we didn't think about that beforehand. I think summer clouded my brain (there's a joke in there somewhere) and I was living on dreamsicles with the whole country yoga studio idea... hey, let's get a pickup truck and plow snow... and live far out from civilization. Cause if we'd have gotten what we "wanted" we'd now be stuck with no work for Colin and a depressed Lopie.
So all of that to say that we are just trusting the universe on this one. We have to sell the house in 90 days. Let's just trust it'll happen. Or trust that it'll work out some other way that's better than we can imagine right now. Colin's going to be going into an office? Let's just trust that he'll love seeing other creative souls besides me and Veda, and the time apart will make conversations more interesting. Don't have a clue where to live in NC? Let's just trust that the perfect rental house will appear when we're ready.
So there's a whole lotta excitement and a whole lotta trust happening right now... Let's see how this shakes out!