I live in Michigan, an hour or so north of Detroit. This is a great place in the summer, warm and green. I am only a couple of miles from Lake Huron, so when you add the access to the lake it is just a great place. But there is always a drawback, and that draw back is Winter.
The first few weeks of fall time are great, weather is warm, you can throw on a sweatshirt at night while wearing shorts. But now, mid-November I find myself dealing with what I believe is termed Seasonal Affective Disorder. Basically it's depression related to the coming of winter. I can't ski, snow mobile, or do anything that is fun to do in the winter due to my disability. I know the snow is coming and walking with hip replacements and a cane on the snow with the hidden patches of ice scares the heck out of me.
So how do I combat this? As best I can figure, it is just to tackle it headon and not let it get the best of me. I will stay busy with my podcasts and communicate with everyone to the best that I can.
Do any of you experience this? What do you do?