But the other thing I don't like about winter is that depressed feeling that can sneak up on people when they go to work right after they wake up and come home after dark. Do that four to five times a week.. and you start to get down. I'm terrified that this year that will be an issue for me since Rob is gone. I can't say I've ever battled with depression or anything of the likes, but I can say that I have battled feeling really lonely since Rob deployed. It's only natural I assume. I'm not the biggest fan of living by myself. Granted, I do have the dog. But when you eat all 3 meals alone during the day, and have no one to talk to BUT the dog... it gets to you. Reminds you how lonely you truly are. I don't know how the wives do it that go through multiple deployments AND have to be the strong one for their children. My hats off to you ladies.
This winter I vow to make plans with my friends and family so that those feelings don't sneak up on me. I vow to make the most of my lunch break.. opening the window shades, taking Piston for a walk or cracking the window just a tad in the car. I vow to laugh when I feel like crying and to make the most out of this adventure. I vow to never forget that although I think I have it bad, someone almost always has it worse.
And I am ever so thankful for those that do check in on me everyday. Especially my parents.
Well.. Monday is over, and cheers to the rest of the week.
I leave you with a picture from this weekend: