2/18/2010

thewinterblues

Do you ever get those later winter stirrings, those feelings of restlessness, cabin fever, uneasy complacency? I've been feeling that way quite a bit lately, and I seem to be unable to remove myself from that rut. All I seem to want to do is stream movies from Netflix and hang out on the internet. This is especially compounded by the fact that I work from home so I. Never. Leave. My. Apartment.

I look at my closet and just get an overwhelming urge to throw everything and start all over again! Well, not everything...but most things. Things I haven't worn in a year, ill-fitting shrunken garments, worn-once impulse-bought clothes that deep down I know I'll never wear again.

I'm sure the coming spring will kick-start my energy again. I have a lot of fantastic ideas about spring and summer style that I can't wait to put into practice. Perhaps the spring will inspire me to reassess my wardrobe and do that whole sell/donate/throw out thing.

In the meantime, I'm going to try to go out more and force myself to work on a few photography projects (despite how soul-crushingingly uninspired I am). I'm also going to work on some latex pieces with the sheets I got from a friend.

We're in the home stretch here. Spring shall be in arrival shortly.

How do you all deal with the cold? How does it affect your style, or mood?

2 comments:

tphg said...

I suffer from depression year-round, I have for the last 10 years, so it kind of doesn't really take a huge toll on me because I'm already used to dealing with it but.....I practically go into hibernation during the winter. I easily sleep 12-14 hours a day, and even then I have to drag myself out of bed. I never want to go out because even though I love layers, putting on all those strategically layered long-sleeves makes me feel like I'm preparing for battle. All I want to do is sit curled up on the couch under a blanket with a cup of tea and a good book. When I do go out, I usually end up sitting in some little hole-in-the-wall sushi joint drinking massive amounts of hot sake reminiscing about old days with a friend. People who have actually witnessed my winter behavior call it my "cocoon"...which is pretty accurate. I guess this wasn't much help to you, haha. I don't know, I never try to beat it, I just wait it out.

meagan said...

winter is certainly a time for nesting and cocooning. but spring is coming soon, thankfully. hope the depression gets better. i had it as a teen and it was awful. thankfully, i learned to beat it and, aside from the occasional blues, i almost never get depressed anymore.