I hate winter time.
I mean, I’m alright with it at first. The white snow looks pretty on the ground. The air feels crisp and clean. There is the hint of the coming of the holidays. It is almost kind of magical in a way.
But almost as quickly as I am enjoying it, I also quickly get tired of it. The cold becomes a little too much. The snow is no longer clean and white. There is ice on the ground which is a hazard in itself. The days are shorter but yet they still seem to drag on forever. And it all becomes a little depressing.
In fact, it becomes so depressing in many ways that it becomes difficult to enjoy the things that I love doing. In theory, winter time should be the perfect time to curl up with a good book, in front of the fire place, or underneath a ton of blankets. I do enjoy doing that but lately it’s just been very unappealing for me. I just haven’t had any energy to read any books, or write any reviews which would explain my lack of presence on the blog as of late.
I don’t really know where it came from. It wasn’t as if it suddenly hit me. It has been building over time. Maybe it could be stress related? There have been some things going on at work which have been causing me many different levels of stress. So it is always a possibility I guess. And what if it is a combination of the two things? Oh boy.
Stress + Icky Weather = NO FUN!
I want to be able to read and enjoy it. I also want to be able to write and post reviews. Book blogging has become a really fun and important part of my life over the past year. I love all the people I’ve met, books I’ve read, things I’ve been able to experience. (FYI: My one-year anniversary as co-blogger of Good Books and Good Wine is rapidly approaching. WOW!). Unfortunately, those feelings have kinda drifted to the side a little as the winter blues have set in. Also, add in the fact that I start worrying about how I’m not helping April with the blog at all by not posting. I mean, she has NEVER pressured me or questioned me about it but, still I start worrying because I don’t want to let her down, or the blog down, because it has become that important to me.
So, this is where I’m at right now book blogging world which is why I’m coming to you and seeking your advice. Have you ever experienced the winter book blogging blues? If so, how do you overcome them? What do you do to snap yourself out of them? Is there an easy solution? Does it take time? Or am I the only one out there feeling like this?