I am so excited to be blogging with 31 Days of Change this year, joining in once again with a large community of bloggers in posting every day for the month of October on one topic. Last year I wrote about 31 Days of Less Stress in Allergy-Free Eating.
It took me a while to come up with a topic I could be excited about writing exclusively on for 31 days straight! I finally decided today to write about
Embracing Autumn: So long Seasonal Affective Disorder!
I am being purposeful about enjoying fall this year, and I am having the best fall I can remember in years. After my journey through some serious health issues, that left my already weather-affected (read: solar powered) self with some severe Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.), I had begun to really dread the coming shorter days. Even once I was healthier, I would get nervous with the shortening days, and cooler temperatures, things that I used to revel in. Because I knew what was coming. And I didn’t want to “go there” again.
One of the benefits of getting older (I will be 39 next week) is getting to know myself better. And I have learned to set myself up for success. So I am very excited to share with you my journey this month, in Embracing Autumn, and saying So Long! Seasonal Affective Disorder!
As the darkness settles in earlier and earlier, I will dig deeper and deeper into the things that bring me joy, coziness, health and fun. I will be sharing photos of the beautiful fall season in Maine where I live (discovering photography is one my new-found creative-joys I will be sharing about in one post- I am still a student), recipes for healthy and delicious and comforting foods (allergy-free of course!), and what I learned about taking care of myself while walking through Seasonal Affective Disorder for several years.
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Big SHOUT-OUT to the NESTER, for hosting this fun blog challenge again this year! Be sure to check out the other great series being posted by all of my fellow-bloggers here!