Summertime Blues

I hate summer. Yeah … I said it. I hate summer. Spring, winter and fall? Love them, but I can’t stand the heat of summer.

I’m pretty sure I’ve written somewhere in the past about how I seem to get seasonal affective disorder, but in reverse … I relish the winter, and always seem to have the worst problems in the summer. It’s hot, I can’t sleep, and that causes my mood to start bouncing like a yo yo on an elastic string.

This year is no different; despite one really fabulous person that has been carrying me through the past couple of months, I’m finding that much of the time I still want to hide away and avoid everything.

The fact that things are going really sucky at work right now certainly isn’t helping this year’s funk, but it’s not really a good time to try to get out … companies still aren’t hiring due to fears about the economy further down the road.

So I wake up each morning, go to work, try not to go postal, come home and try to let myself escape into a mindless nothing state for a few hours … and no, I don’t mean Utah, since I’m already there.

The summertime roller coaster of constant highs and lows is really getting to be too much; I’d really like to see things climb and plateau for awhile before dipping back down into the valleys. But alas, it’s far easier said than done.


  1. theresa: Get your head out of your ass. You have a relationship, a job, bikes and it is sunny.
    Don’t wish away your life.

    I’m not wishing away my life … quite the opposite. I want to pull myself out of the funk that I’m in right now, and I’m having problems. And the funk always seems worse in the summertime …

  2. The cold, the short days, shoveling snow. Can’t wait. Beauty thing about Utah is that there is no bad season. You can ride every day in the summer, and it’s light until 9:00 so you can work all day and still ride for 3 hours, or get in a quick round of golf. Of course, girlfriends cut into golf time, but that can’t be a bad thing. Can it?

  3. Don’t be bummed go up into the cool air of the mountains! We were up above DV and PC – it was like 20F cooler and there was a sweet, sweet breeze! It was nice to meet you finally and Hayley is great! Cheer up! Besides it’s like 90F and HUMID here – humidity is waaaaay worse than desert heat, trust me!

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