It was in the lower 60s and the sun was shining. To me, that’s perfect weather. I’m sensitive to warmer temperatures so 60s is perfect, and I have seasonal affective disorder so I get much happier when the sun is out. My problems is simply that I had no reason to be out in the gorgeous weather.
Almost everyone I know has a full time 9-5 kind of job. They work during the day. I do not. Sometimes I have medical appointments or I run errands, but it’s rare that I do anything social on weekdays while everyone else is at work. Sometimes I try to make plans for weekday evenings, but that’s hard. It’s hard to find people who are available after a long day of work, and it’s even harder to predict how I’ll be feeling in the evenings. Daytime is definitely better for me in terms of energy.
This is one of those weeks of nothing. And looking at my calendar, I have many more of those coming up. It’s not like I don’t have anything to do during the day. I have social security forms to fill out, medical appointments to make, lab results to review, books to read, Facebook statuses to check, an apartment to clean up, and the typical errands and chores such as laundry, grocery shopping, cooking, and washing dishes. That’s all well and good, but it means that I spend most of my days alone and indoors. That’s no good.
I’ve identified the problem. I’m just not sure how to fix it. Ideas are welcome.
Today it was nothing but bank,library and gas station. Tomorrow Pilates and Saturday a Sjogrens support group meeting. Such a change after 9 to 5 for 20 years.
I stayed inside for so long a while ago that when I went outside one day I could not believe what a bigger dimension and how many details I noticed outside. I hope you get lots of good suggestions
Thanks so much. I’m glad you’re able to get out, even though it’s not as much as you’d like. It’s a hard adjustment, that’s for sure!