I can’t believe spring is finally here. After the winter we’ve had here in Indiana, I’m all too happy to see a bit of pollen covering the black paint of my car. I know in a few weeks I’ll hate it because pollen here gets so thick that you can see a layer of yellow dust on everything (probably while we all sound nasally here). For now, I appreciate it.
I’m getting that itch to spend a lot of time outside and this time of year is perfect for that. I’ve done nothing but sit inside all winter long, beneath the ugly glow of white fluorescent lights without access to a single window. For the last couple of days, I’ve felt terribly nauseated toward the end of the workday. I suppose the lights are getting to me. It’s happening now and I actually put lavender oil on a tissue and taped it to my face, so I can still type. If anything, my coworkers will have a good laugh and my headache/nausea will go away.
Spring, for me anyway, provides the long-awaited relief from OCD. I worry a lot less about catching a virus during the warmer months of the year when illness rates are a lot lower. I find myself washing my hands less often after using the restroom. I’m not going to lie, it’s down to like 3 times versus 5 at my roughest patch. I seriously count down the days on my calendar until spring arrives. See:
The dark, gloomy, bone-cold winter days in Indiana really bring the psyche and body to an all time low. I think a lot of us here have vitamin D deficiency right now.
Today is absolutely beautiful and just what I need. I need to go outside this evening and just enjoy the air and the warmth, perhaps take Chester on a walk, but he seems to be getting a bit braver about going outside. I don’t much like that. Anyway, I am very content right now and just had to share that. Yay for spring!
After this awful winter, how do you all feel? I’d love to know!