Monday 30 April 2012: AprilChallenge - Something That Makes You Sad
I actually found it quite hard to think of something, despite being a 'glass half empty' person - I can contentedly bitch and moan all day long! But while I can make a HUGE list of things that irritate me/anger me/make me stressed, 'sad' posed a problem.
I'm lucky - apart from a couple of grandparents, no-one close has died. Barring the usual childhood 'stuff', the kids have coasted through. I've been married since I was twenty three, and although we can bicker for England, I wouldn't change anything there.
Anxiety is my issue, and continued anxiety leads to depression, as I found. While that isn't an issue nowadays, I do remember that my counsellor said that they get FAR more referrals in the dark winter months. Indeed, I was sat in her office on some very dark January afternoons.
The weather influences my mood massively, but that's not rare. Indeed, this weekend I could have screamed with frustration, but now it's bright blue and sunny out there (hence the heavy tint on this!) I'm perfectly cheerful :)
Last challenge today - yaaaay! I enjoyed most of it, but the last week dragged. I got one of my favourite blips of Matthew out of it, and I like this one of Anna too, so I think it was worth it in the end...