I’m Coping

I have been coping remarkably well with the change in seasons this year.  The transition from summer to fall happened really slowly for us and I still don’t even really feel like it’s been that cold.  I’m not sure what that means for later on in the winter, probably it will be a long and cold one, but so far so good.  I’ve found a new hobby, if you couldn’t tell.  I’ve been getting in touch with my inner kiddult and am finding how much I enjoy collecting dolls.  I actually just got one back today from getting its face painted and I’ll very happily show you it sometime this week.

I have also gotten back into crochet. I was worried that I had gotten bored of it, but making Christmas gifts is really a great motivation for me to pick up my crochet hook again and get to work.  I recently finished an Amigurumi Game of Thrones Dragon Egg for someone for Christmas.  I think it turned out really well and I’m proud that I was able to complete it in such a quick time and that I am so satisfied with it. I haven’t completed a crochet project in over a year. I have many that sit unfinished, but this one I finished and it looks great. What do you think?

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To me, there’s nothing more relaxing than sitting on “my side” of the couch and cozying up with a hot cup of tea or cappuccino and crocheting something.

Work has been keeping me very busy and I haven’t had time to dwell on my anxieties.  I got a promotion recently and am going to be much busier learning all the new things that I need to learn to keep up with this new position.  It’s very exciting and I would say almost fun, not stressful.  I love learning new things and it keeps me from getting bored quickly, which then leads me to worrying about the stupid things that my mind obsesses over when i’m not busy with other things.

So, I’m coping. Life has been pretty decent so far and I’m trying to enjoy my cozy little home and not worry too much about what’s going on outside of it. It’s worked so far. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this continues to work for me, for now at least.

How have you been coping with the changes in weather? Do they affect you much?

Thank you for reading and thank you for sharing. It’s always appreciated!

Megan

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22 thoughts on “I’m Coping

  1. That egg is so cute! It makes me want one! =P

    It’s good that the weather change isn’t affecting you too badly. I have a friend who has seasonal affective disorder and it’s just the worst for her. Winter hits and she just loses any desire to do anything, so it’s really good you’re keeping yourself busy and coping well. =)

    I have the exact opposite of SAD; I am happiest in the fall and winter and start getting miserable in the spring and summer. I think it’s less to do with my depression and more the fact that living in southern California means spring and summer last about 18 months and never drops below 78, so I’m always sweltering lol!

    Congratulations on your promotion! That’s so exciting!

    1. Thank you so much! It means I have a lot more work ahead of me, but that’s a good thing. In that regards, we are the exact opposite! I’d love to live in Southern CA. It sounds perfect for me. It’s a far cry from IN. Our winters are gray and usually rainy and/or very cold. I think it got to -20 F last year.

  2. Wow.. Megan, you have really taken off with crocheting. I bought some yarn, again and hope to make a scarf.. I have started yet. It would be so wonderful to learn something new. Congratulations on your promotion!

      1. I still plan to learn.. I can single crochet and used to be able to do double, but its been awhile. I want to make myself a scarf… but need to learn how to keep edges straight.. (:

      2. You can do it. Just start out with a single crochet scarf and the most important part is to remember that there’s always a sneaky stitch at the end of each row

  3. Hi, Megan!
    First, it’s great to hear about how you’re doing! I’m so happy for you–sitting there on “your” side of the couch, crocheting. Second, not being a “crocheter” myself, I’m always in awe of anyone who crochets anything! Your first project (in a while) looks great! Maybe Chester would like a Dragon Egg for Christmas? Just a thought!
    Elouise

  4. Second post in a row dealing with not accepting changes or worrying about them.
    I love the egg and want you to know that, from my research, El Nino is supposed to cause Indiana to have a rather mild winter with, perhaps, a decent amount of precipitation, but more rain, less snow and sleet, and temps are supposed to be higher. Hope that helps.
    I have not been worrying; I have been trying to get out and enjoy life again. It feels good to do that.
    New group, new friends, new activities – we will see how it goes. I still suffer a lot from fatigue and don’t sleep well, but, heck, even that is different if I look at it right. 🙂
    Scott

  5. I need to find something like that.. my OCD and anxiety get the best of me often even though my Zoloft and Xanax have been increased.

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