While I was back in Cincinnati, I loved every minute of the extra hours of daylight there. In comparison to Stockholm, the longer days of sunlight and even just how much higher the sun is in the sky made a huge difference in my mood. It made me happy. I even had to wear sunglasses while I was there. (I haven’t worn sunglasses here since September.)
Because not only does the sun not get very high in the sky thanks to the short days, it’s also been enormously gray.
I got back to Stockholm on January 17th. Since then, I’ve seen maybe two hours of sunlight. In total. Today it’s a particularly penetrating, deep and thick gray. But snow is supposed to be coming, so I am OK with that.
As for how I am coping with the lack of sun, well, I am coping actually. March is coming and daylight hours will be changing rapidly then. And I’ve been taking vitamin D, getting out when I can, exercising. But check in with me again next week. It’s usually the build-up of gray over time that gets me.
I love the colors here in the icy water.
It was cold out, but still so good to see the light.