Holy fuckbills on a stick people, Summer is finally almost here! It’s so close, so. damn. close!
The warmth. The sun. The adventure! For real, anyone else out there with depression and anxiety – how do you feel about summer? I know that back when I was younger and overweight I used to hate summer. Summer was a time for wearing shorts and short-sleeved shirts. AKA: It was a time for my pasty fat to be shown to the world. And I hated it immensely.
But now that I’ve gotten in shape, I’m the opposite. Now I love summer. I love getting some sun. I love the heat, the warmth. I feel like I have so much more energy in the summer and my depression seems to not be as bad. All the cloudy, short, cold winter days take it out of me. An the summer weather seems to charge me like a battery.
But I fully understand that it’s all relative.
How did I go from hating the summer, to loving the summer?
And not just that, but winter seriously takes it out of me.
I used to long for those sweaters that I could hide under, for the idea of “I’m not sitting around the house because I have no life…I’m sitting around the house because it’s winter. duh!” It felt like such a great excuse to myself.
But now it’s almost like I’m revolting against the old me.
Now, when I’m trapped inside on cold winter days, memories of my past come back with a fury. The sadness of not just bleak the winter days, but also my bleak past, all live inside me all winter long.
But summer, Oh man! It makes me just want to run amok around the world. Finding adventure wherever I can.
So, if you’re like the old me and hate summer – here are some things to be excited about:
1.) New season of Stranger Things
I could watch Winona Ryder freak out all day long. Plus, did you see that amazing trailer playing The Who? uuuuggghhhh…..SSSSUUUUUMMMMMMEEEERRRRRR
2.) Getting outside more
Nothing makes you feel better than a good walk in the park, am I right? You could even go for a run if you wanted to. Even if I’m completely alone, something about being outside in the warmth just makes me feel so much better.
3.) Summer Travel!
Summer is a time for adventure and a time for traversing this great planet of ours! Don’t fear the worst! get out there, hop in a plane, and go somewhere!
4.) The New Godzilla movie
If the world is just too depressing, and you feel like it’s all falling apart, then stay inside a nice cozy movie theater and watch the world get destroyed in the new Godzilla movie! Anytime a giant creature destroys mankind I am a happy man!
5.) Summer music!
Summer is a time for the hottest songs of the year to get released….BUT SERIOUSLY, FUCK MODERN MUSIC. Instead, I fill my summers with the summer hits of the 90’s. Blast Blind Melon, Alanis Morissette, Hole, Lauryn Hill, Smashing Pumpkins, Robyn (old Robyn, not new Robyn), and Fiona Apple. That’s right. Teach these stupid cunts what real music sounds like!
Enjoy your summer everyone!
~ The Dark Horse