At last March has arrived. I'm not going to lie this winter has been a right cow. I've had some really low days and I've already told Shaun that I don't want to go through another winter without having some kind of sunshine holiday - don't care where we go, but it has to be warm and it has to be sunny.
I've had to double my Vitamin D supplement and use my light box. I've really struggled with tiredness, despite sleeping well, and exercising, which I know is one of the things that I need in my life. My mood hasn't been helped by stress over Shaun's job (I'm not going to bore you with the details but suffice it to say that work/life balance was non-existent) and concerns over my own job, not knowing whether to stay or go. I'm sure a lot of it is down to SAD, and I've allowed it to control me instead of me keeping on top of it.
The important part of keeping on top of SAD, for me anyway, is to ensure I've got plenty to look forward to. Because of Shaun's job we haven't been able to plan much. The trip to London for the bike show was last minute, and I'd had a trip to the theatre and a concert booked and paid for for a while. Last week was the Kaiser Chief's gig at the Brighton Centre. I've wanted to see them live ever since their first album but the timing has never been right. Shaun didn't want to go but Danni did, so we had a mummy/daughter night out, including dinner out at GBK, Brighton. I thoroughly enjoyed it and it reminded me how much I enjoy live performance.
We've got our holiday booked - as it's my 50th in a few weeks I got to choose the destination so we're off to Crete for 10 days. We're staying All Inclusive at the Solimar Aquamarine in Gerani. We've upgraded our room with our own pool and terrace and we're both really looking forward to going back to Greece. The last time we were in Greece was 22 years ago.
I've also got the New Forest Spring Sportive on 9th April - I was looking forward to it but it's getting close now and I just haven't been able to get out on the bike to train. No idea how I'm going to do 66 miles on the day. I am however looking forward to our first trip away in Tribby.
As soon as we know what Shaun's summer rota is we'll be booking more Tribby weekends away.