I wasn’t sure why I felt a little sad the other day. Then a song came on my playlist and it reminded me of home, Michigan. The song brought back so many memories and I immediately started calling my friends back home. Just hearing their voices would make it better I was sure of it, but actually it made it worse.
I suffer from seasonal depression, yes it is really a thing. When I feel that way I stop and do the things I love, write, dance and connect with people that I love. I’m not stressed about the holidays this year about buying “stuff” to put under the tree. Why did this sadness come over me?
My heart is still in Michigan and I don’t think that will ever change. FaceTime and social media help me stay connected to Michigan, but it’s not the same lately. I miss my girls, my family and some of my favorite traditions that we had as a family in Michigan.
This all started with a song. I’m sure you are wondering which song put me into a spiral twist. It was I Knew You Were Waiting, by Aretha Franklin and George Michael. I’m glad that I had an opportunity to connect with people from my past and make plans for meeting up soon. I’m glad that I acknowledged my homesick feelings and told others how I was feeling.
I know my friends are a phone call or text away and that brings me comfort. I turned my seasonal depression around and made it work for me in my favor. I started listing ways to bring Michigan to Delaware this Christmas. The kids and I will create some new traditions that are unique to Delaware. The first tradition they decided on is taking a trip to the beach in December. There’s nothing wrong with acknowledging your feelings, it will help you find the beauty in your life.
Wishing you all joy, peace and happiness during this holiday season. Love to you all!