Sunny Days

May and June are consistently my happiest months, and I think it’s largely because they’re the sunniest. When I can feel the sun on my face on the way to work and on the way home, I feel a burden lift that I don’t even realize I carry for most of the year. I can feel myself soaking up the light like a plant. Maybe it’s an HSP thing, or a Floridian thing, but lack of light takes a physical toll on me. It’s why I could never work a night shift or move far north, and why I won’t even look at a car without a sunroof. It’s why I got a sun lamp for my desk – being shut away in an interior office five days a week is far from my ideal situation. So it’s a huge relief to know that when I leave work, I’ll still have several hours of light to ride my bike or do yard work or lounge in my hammock or just feel like a human. I don’t have to rush around to get things done before sunset. It’s wonderful.

When I get old, or maybe sooner, I’ll probably have to move back to Florida for my overall health.

Am I the only one who feels this way?

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9 Responses to Sunny Days

  1. Jessica says:

    Yes, you are indeed the only one! ;)

  2. Linda says:

    May and June are my favorite months too (aside from spring allergies) because those are the months with the most daylight. I thoroughly enjoy the sun setting at almost 9 PM.

  3. Psst! You are older now than when you posted this, so you should move back to Florida now. ;o)

  4. bluiis says:

    Nope, I do much better with lots of sun, too. All these weeks of rain we’ve had has really taken a toll on me, so I’m glad it’s sunny today. I hope one day to move somewhere sunnier, and when Jon dies, I definitely will.

  5. Dan says:

    Yup, you and the other HSPs and Floridians are the only ones who enjoy the sun; the rest of us hate it. I can’t tell you how miserable the mood is in our office when the sun is out!

  6. Loving the sarcasm, guys. :P

  7. gator618 says:

    My hubby didn’t understand my need for a sunroof when I had to car shop. I told him inwould not be happy without one and managed to find what I wanted for a great price. I think I frustrated him even though it worked out.

  8. amy says:

    I can DEFINITELY relate!! I felt like a completely different person last week while the sun decided to make a much overdue appearance here in Seattle. I keep threatening to move somewhere (anywhere) sunny and warm, but then a few truly gorgeous days erase the misery from my memory–at least temporarily, until the dreariness returns.

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