When Will Spring Arrive??
Hello, it's Melissa again. I drop by each month about this time to share some interesting insights into life of a writer, mom and teacher. Today, I'm feeling a little down in the dumps. The weather hasn't been too bad... in the 40's with a little sunshine, but the Winter Blah's have taken over my house.
February is a tough time in the Midwest. We've had Winter and the wondrous holidays that go along with it (Christmas and Thanksgiving) as well as fun snow but come February, we are ready for some Spring.
We know it's coming. There are signs. Yesterday, I heard birds singing at 6:30 when I let the dogs out. The sun is also up now before I am most mornings. My father says that he can tell it's almost Spring because he begins getting his vegetable catalogs and starts to think about the garden.
Yet, it's not quite here.
Being patient is a challenge. We all have to wait for things, a doctor's appointment, a special holiday, for our best friend to come home. I think it is that feeling of waiting that makes February the hardest. Not to mention that Mother Nature can still hit us with a snow storm or polar vortex.
I hadn't heard about seasonal affective disorder until the early 2000's. SAD is a mood disorder characterized by depression that occurs at the same time every year. It's often caused by a lack of sunlight (the sun is at a different angle during the Winter) and can be helped with extra Vitamin D. Even my doctor is pushing the Vitamin D saying that "everyone in Michigan is low in Vitamin D because we don't get enough sun."
Not the Vitamin D... but the sun.
While I'm waiting on Spring to arrive here, I'm taking a small working vacation in Texas where the sun shines and the temperatures will be above freezing.
The Wild Wicked Weekend is a Reader and Author conference in San Antonio. There is a book signing but more importantly, it's a time to let lose and connect, to be silly and recharge.
If you happen to be in San Antonio on Feb. 27th, the book signing is open to the public. It will be held at the Menger Hotel with over 44 amazing authors from Desiree Holt and Rebecca Royce to little old me. I'd love to see you and share in some Sunshine and Vitamin D.
Melissa Keir is a best-selling and award winning author of over ten books, which range from hot and sexy cowboys to small town romances that sizzle. She's also the local radio station's movie reviewer and teaches in her spare time, but she's not given up that dream of being a race car driver. You can find information about her and her books at her website.
Until next month!