daylight.

I’m in desperate need of the sun.

And thankfully, God allowed it to come out this afternoon at work for a little bit so I could bask in it. Because we’ve been drenched in rain for maybe a little over a month now 😫 And we are now less than a week away from one of my favorite times of the year: Daylight Savings Time!

Booooo, Less Sleep

To those who are upset about losing the hour of sleep…part of me truly doubts that you even realize you’ve lost it. Everyone and their sleep cycles are different, so maybe I shouldn’t deny other’s experiences.

HOWEVER, consider the fact that the sun will set later…as in, IT WON’T BE DARK BY 4PM ANYMORE. PRODUCTIVITY WILL INCREASE. WE’LL ACTUALLY GET TO FEEL LIKE WE’VE LIVED FULL DAYS. THAT SUN WILL BE OUT UNTIL 9PM, AND THEN YOU CAN GO TO SLEEP, A FULL DAY HAVING BEEN LIVED OUT AND WORKED ON!

Y’all may not understand, but THIS is the time when my vibe just changes! I really tried this past fall/winter not to be so down because I’ve realized that those seasons are typically when I get more frustrated, sad, irritated, unproductive, unmotivated, *insert any other negative emotion in this list*. And compared to the falls and winters of the past, I’ll give a pat on my back and an applause for improving a little bit this time around.

But spring, and especially SUMMER…those are my seasons! I’m almost convinced I truly have seasonal depression, although it hasn’t been officially diagnosed.

I cannot wait to leave work in the evening, and still feel like I’ve got a lot of time to accomplish what I need to do. I can’t wait to leave the gym at 8 o’clock and drive on the freeway while or a little before the sun is setting. I can’t wait to have my weekends to run around until 10pm because we just have that much daylight.

On the Flip Side…

Okay, so maybe I can make an argument for the other side. Maybe it isn’t just about that extra hour of sleep…

There might be people out there who are more productive in those seasons because now they’re able to focus more on what they have to do instead of being super social or outgoing or adventurous like they are in the spring/summer. Instead, they can hibernate all fall/winter, not really go out as much, and have tunnel vision on the goals and visions they’ve set to accomplish before the year is over and a new one begins.

Maybe these people have sensitive skin, so being out in the sun isn’t the greatest, and they don’t get to be out and about in the spring and summer when the sun is out basically all day. There could be some valid reasons why the other option is good as well, and I’m willing to admit this.

Everyone has their season(s) when they feel most like themselves, and whichever one that is for you, I hope you bask in it! I hope you flourish, and find yourself in a better position this time around than the last time you were in that particular season! 🙌🏽

Sunday, March 8, I am READY for you! I hope y’all are just as ready as me, because it’s COMING! ☀️

Which way do you prefer the time? Daylight Savings (spring/summer) or none (fall/winter)? Which season do you find yourself being more productive in? How are you going to adjust to the time change? Which season(s) do you flourish in?

Mishy 🦋💚