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Anyone get spring/summer anxiety?

I don't know- I am almost 45 and starting to contemplate death and aging, ect.

I have noticed I get a weird anxiety in the spring/summer-- and this year its beyond -

I feel that you are supposed to be so happy and excited for summer- I guess this time of the year signifies youth and the future..?

But all I really can think of is my impending death and that things really are NOT good, despite the weather indicating otherwise.

I live in the northeast on the coast too, so I feel I should be happier just because the beach is here. No- its like death.

by Anonymousreply 25May 14, 2024 9:30 PM

OP get help

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by Anonymousreply 1May 13, 2024 7:05 PM

Sis, just wait until 60 hits!

by Anonymousreply 2May 13, 2024 7:06 PM


R1 and R2 gave me what I should have expected..

by Anonymousreply 3May 13, 2024 7:11 PM
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by Anonymousreply 4May 13, 2024 7:13 PM

you're depressed OP. get off the fucking Internet and into therapy.

by Anonymousreply 5May 13, 2024 7:18 PM

R4- Thank you- I actually joined that/signed the petition a few weeks ago. It getting close in Massachusetts! Fingers crossed?

by Anonymousreply 6May 13, 2024 7:26 PM

OP hire a hot male escort to fuck your brains out.

by Anonymousreply 7May 13, 2024 7:32 PM

[quote]I don't know- I am almost 45 and starting to contemplate death and aging, ect. ...I feel that you are supposed to be so happy and excited for summer- I guess this time of the year signifies youth and the future..?

If you are 45, you should know better than to think and feel as you think others would have you do. There are few sadder things in life than someone old, or not old enough, whinging about how the good days are long in the past and it's just a trail of misery and death looking forward. If, for example, you suffered from chronic pain that truly made all your moments degrees of miserable, posters would tell you to seek drugs, or better drugs. Only in your case the pain is not physical, it's in your head; it's depression or some allied problem. There are drugs and treatment for that, whether it's a seasonal disorder, a middle-aged depression, or whatever. You will not be alone in taking drugs and/or therapy for the maintenance of your mental well being. There's no shame in doing and if you're dogged in seeking help that works for you your chances of success and improved perspective increase greatly.

by Anonymousreply 8May 13, 2024 7:33 PM

i wouldn't call it anxiety. I just hate it. I'm a winter person. If it goes over 50 I'm turning the AC on. What i hate most is summer people. EVERY fucking person in my family is summer people.

by Anonymousreply 9May 13, 2024 7:35 PM

R9 do you have body image issues? Were you bullied about athletic performance?

Everyone goes outside in the summer, shows off their bodies more and get active by playing sports. Is it triggering you with flashbacks of the little fairy with moobs who was bad at kickball?

by Anonymousreply 10May 13, 2024 7:38 PM

My depression centers on Christmas, whereas I know I’ll get all the Vitamin D I need in the summer.

I’d betcha anything you’re low on D, OP.

by Anonymousreply 11May 13, 2024 7:38 PM

R11 … vitamin and otherwise

by Anonymousreply 12May 13, 2024 7:39 PM

What are midlife crises not allowed anymore??

by Anonymousreply 13May 13, 2024 7:51 PM

R13 because you’ll be filmed and put on Twitter while getting road head from a twink in your new red Porsche.

by Anonymousreply 14May 13, 2024 7:56 PM

Do you have land, OP? Or a balcony or patio? Plant. Plant in the ground and make a flower bed. Plant in containers. Grow plants from seeds. Plant things that have nectar and pollen for hummingbirds and bees/butterflies.

Notice the rhythm of nature. When do migratory blackbirds and raptors come back? February.

When do spring peepers start calling at night? March.

What’s the first bird to start singing in spring? Song sparrow (white 5hroqted sparrows sing on sunny winter days, but they are winter birds. Song sparrows are year-round birds).

Mourning doves are also year round birds that don’t sing in winter but begin singingagain in spring.

Cardinals are making mating calls right now. They are year rounders. Baltimore orioles are also calling now…the6 are migratory.

Teach chickadees and tufted titmice to eat out of your hand.

When do daffodil leaves start poking out of the ground? January if Feb depending on how much sun they are getting. When do they bloom? March. When do hyacinths bloom? As the daffodils are starting to falter.

When do tulips bloom? After daffodils.

When does forsythia bloom? April.

I never knew any of this until I began paying attention. And none of these lifeforms know what death is

You’ve got to get out of your own head.

by Anonymousreply 15May 13, 2024 8:35 PM

I apologize for typos. I’m literally going blind. I thought blindness is dark/blackness. It’s not. It’s blurry and white. At night the blackness comes. Big black splotch in the middle of my vision. I tried to see the northern lights but all I could see was the Splotch.

by Anonymousreply 16May 13, 2024 8:40 PM

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by Anonymousreply 17May 13, 2024 8:45 PM

OP please seek professional mental health help as soon as possible. Some people get an atypical form of seasonal affective disorder along with an underlying propensity to bipolar disorder that can cause overlapping hypomania because of the longer days along with dysphoria at this time of year. It is extremely dangerous. My wife lost a dear, dear friend about two years back and your description is eerily close to what he told her the last time they spoke. Hopefully you aren’t at the place he was, but you never want to get anywhere near there. I am holding you in my thoughts. People care about you.

by Anonymousreply 18May 13, 2024 9:24 PM

This is probably something that you can talk through with a therapist to identify why and give you some strategies to cope.

I have an aversion to winter holidays since my family life was so barren. But now I just figure out something to do that will be fun.

And if your discomfort is over being seen in a bathing suit … no one cares. Good luck 🍀

by Anonymousreply 19May 13, 2024 9:41 PM

My city is infested with 'fests'. And they love a marathon every other week. So all summer is road closures and traffic jams.

by Anonymousreply 20May 13, 2024 10:32 PM

Yes, OP, I have warm-weather anxiety. I love the fall and I don't mind winter, but summer is always depressing for me. I don't like bugs and extreme heat.

by Anonymousreply 21May 13, 2024 10:55 PM

^ And I've felt like this for years, since childhood.

by Anonymousreply 22May 13, 2024 10:57 PM

OP, the older I get (I’m 54) the more that I prefer the cooler seasons. The cooler seasons are much more comfortable and quieter. I am a very sensitive introvert and a homebody. Also a happy loner.

Maybe you feel a social pressure to be out and about in the warmer months. I go out in summer when it’s bearable, but for me there’s no place like home in the cold air conditioning with a dog, a cat, and a good book.

by Anonymousreply 23May 14, 2024 12:19 AM

OP, how are you doing?

by Anonymousreply 24May 14, 2024 9:27 PM

[quote]No- its like death.

I'll be correcting your misapprehension some day soon, chicky.

by Anonymousreply 25May 14, 2024 9:30 PM
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