Wooo-eeee, I hope seasonal affective disorder isn’t hereditary because that would suck.

Really really suck.

It’s only 7:30pm, and it feels like there’s no amount of light anywhere that can help lift this veil that’s come over me.  It’s good that I can distance myself enough from it, to know that it isn’t *me* — just the chemicals in my brain wreaking its little mental shenanigans again.  But I really wish I didn’t have to give myself pep talks every time the sun goes away.


I have a *ton* of grading to do and absolutely no motivation to do it.  But I should turn on more lights — maybe every single light in this house — and have the TV on.  Make myself a tall mug of cocoa, and then pull my grading out.

Anything — anything — to keep the mental illness squirrels at bay.

Yeah… it would royally suck if Daniel inherited this.


About lizardqueen

If single-mothering were a paid job, I'd be rich. However, it doesn't, so I write (which doesn't pay the bills) and teach (which does). I'm overly-educated in the liberal arts, but that doesn't hinder my ability to be pragmatic and realistic. YAY.
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5 Responses to Darkness

  1. Yesh… I should check my comments before I post them. Didn’t mean to sound idiotic. 🙂

  2. You might try increasing your DHA/EPA… certain fish, grass-fed foods, certain eggs, and supplements.

    The brain are practically made of the stuff… must be important.

  3. celogo says:

    Hope the sun returns soon, and that you feel better

    In the mean time… mucho cocoa! And if you don’t have a heat lamp in the house, run down to the hardware store and get a mega lamp.


  4. lizardqueen says:

    That’s one of the reasons why I will never ever move up North. Visit, no problemo — but to live? No way Jose.

    ::toddles back to her flourescent-lit grading::

  5. Zathras says:

    I feel really sorry for people with SAD in Michigan. Before DST ended, sunrise was about 8:30 am. I don’t have much SAD, but I found getting up a couple of hours before sunrise VERY depressing.

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