Ah, December. Christmas, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve... And my birthday. In five days, I'll officially be "in my 30s". I'm turning 31. Seems crazy.
It's insane how quickly time flies, isn't it? Seems like only yesterday I was packing my guitar into my stepfather's truck to drive to Markham to record my first EP. That was back in 2006 and here we are 12 years later and life is so far from what I thought it would be. Some parts are better than I could've imagined, some parts are worse, but all of it is what makes up the fabric of my life and all of it has been integral to my journey. I always get a little introspective in the days leading up to my birthday, although I suppose since it's so close to the end of the year a lot of people start looking back to see how far they've come and ahead to plan where they're going.
It's been a tough day today. It's one of those super gray winter days and those are always the days I can feel the pull of SAD. It's like winning the worst lottery in the world to be so affected by the weather on top of having regular depression. The only thing I can really do is take vitamin D, snuggle my nephew, and wait for spring. On the upside, I've been working on some new songs lately and gearing up to record the ones I've already written.
I know I'm not the only one who struggles when the days are short and gloomy, so if anyone out there is reading this and can relate, know that you're so not alone. Hang in there. Winter may have just began but that just gets us one step closer to spring.