Cold Weather Happiness #1

I’m a walking contradiction this time of year. I live for the cooler temperatures, coffee on the front porch, nights around the fire, boots, sweaters, scarves, yellow leaves, driving with the window down, just…fall. I LOVE it. But I also start to get a little anxious because cooling temperatures means earlier sunsets, darker evenings, cold nights, and less sunlight. It means, unfortunately, that my depression usually worsens. I wasn’t always like this. I am a contradiction because I both crave and am scared of the cold weather, the darkness. I hate this, SO starting today and every Sunday during fall and winter (hopefully), I’m going to post what I’m calling “Cold Weather Happiness” – this could be anything from a song to a quote, a picture to a post about a person, lyrics to a description of a favorite place, anything that will remind me to be happy, to fight through the cold, dark place my mind goes to sometimes and remember that it’s not always like this. I’m sorry if this is a little deeper than I usually go, but I need to do it for me, and I hope that, maybe, it can help some of you too, because I know I’m not the only one that feels this way during the fall and winter.cold weather happiness

twenty one pilots // Holding On To You

Remember the moment you know exactly where you’re going,
‘Cause the next moment, before you know it,
Time is slowing and it’s frozen still,
And the window sill looks really nice, right?
You think twice about your life, it probably happens at night, right?
Fight it, take the pain, ignite it,
Tie a noose around your mind loose enough to breathe fine and tie it,
To a tree, tell it, “You belong to me,
This ain’t a noose, this is a leash,
And I have some news for you, you must obey me.”

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15 thoughts on “Cold Weather Happiness #1

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  5. I’m a contradiction just like you are! I love cosy nights, coffee/chocolate, fairy lights in shop windows, Christmas season. I love it all. But I have found the darker evenings bring my mood down too, especially during the week when it’s dark leaving work! Looking forward to your posts 🙂 R xx

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  7. I LOVE Twenty One pilots! This is a great idea, the fall/winter in IL is really harsh and dreary and I could use the pick me up every Sunday. I look forward to your posts!

  8. This is such a great idea! Fall is my favorite season, but I’m with you when it comes to dreading the early darkness. I like sunshine! I’ll definitely frequent these posts. It’ll be nice to revel in some positivity when it starts getting dark early. 🙂

  9. I thought I was the only one who has such a contradicting relationship with autumn! I almost felt like a bit of a fraud for exclaiming how much I love autumn when I, too, start to feel more anxious and stressed and somber when autumn comes and the days are shorter. Having to get up while it’s still dark outside drains me of energy, so that’s never a good start of the day. I still do love the colours and the cold and the general cosiness of autumn, though… I’m kind of relieved to find out I’m not alone in this (although I’d rather you not feel this way, of course!).
    I’m going to look forward to this feature every week! ❤

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