I'll miss you, summer

I didn’t post yesterday because it was a holiday, so I took it as one! I spent some time playing video games and working on my brand new gaming YouTube channel, Chill Gaming with Jess! It’s really rough around the edges right now, but if you’re interested in quiet “boring” video games feel free to check it out! Right now I’m mainly focusing on Stardew Valley. Thanks for listening to my small announcement.

Now with that out of the way, let’s talk about today’s illustration.

Is it just me, or did summer pass in a blink? Sometimes I find fall refreshing, but knowing that winter is just around the corner often leaves me feeling a little blue. I really, really, really, really dislike winter.

A self portrait where I am not sure how to feel about it being September already.

A self portrait where I am not sure how to feel about it being September already.

For the past several years I have suffered from seasonal depression. Every year around October I start to enter a dark place from which I don’t emerge until sometime in December. I didn’t Game of Thrones, but I definitely identify with the drama of the “winter is coming” meme.

I do my best to fight off the dark place by trying to eat a healthy diet, moving my body, using light therapy, and making sure I’m getting vitamin D supplements. These things all together do help a l little in my case. However they may or may not work for you if you also suffer from seasonal depression. It’s ok to talk to a professional if this is something you need help with. You don’t have to suffer alone in silence. <3