I am happy to report that my mood is getting better. I am still working on adjusting to being in winter mode.
I am working on it, and it is still a work in progress, but I am making progress on my mood. I know that I just need to roll with whatever comes.
I am not fearful of the future, but look forward to it. I choose to look at the positive aspects of what is going on.
Last year at this time I was still worried and anxious about the cold weather to come and how I would deal with it.
This year I know how to deal with it . . . not particularly enthused about its impending arrival, but I know how to deal with it.
Another bright spot is the fact that the weather is still relatively mild. Even the longer term forecasts do not see any really cold weather coming (such as south of -15C).
As I have said before it is not the events that happen in our lives that shape our outlook, but our reaction to it. Things happen, we determine and decide if they are good or bad events.
So yes, winter is coming and the colder weather is on its way. I am confident that before the spring arrives that I will see more than a few days below -20C.
I will deal with the cold days and move on, for I do not fear them but stare them down . . . Winter shall blink, I shall not. Partially because my eyelids will be frozen, but mostly because I am just too stubborn to give up.