The Christmas blues

By Caleb Olinger
LifeAtStart.com reporter

Winter for me is one of the best times of the year. I absolutely love the snow and the holidays that come with it. As much as I love it though, it’s actually the time I feel the most depressed. When Jack Frost comes nippin’ at your nose, the only person nippin’ at mine is good old depression.

I don’t know when it started, it just happened. One winter, before and after Christmas, I just felt super depressed and empty. I felt as if I was missing something and just had really low energy and was sad about it.

I think about it a lot even in the summer. Maybe it’s because I feel like I should give more during these times. I really don’t give anything and usually I’m just gifted things. Even though this sounds about right, it doesn’t feel right.

I enjoy spending time with my family and that makes me happy. Yet even after I do, I still feel very sad. As fast as it appears, it vanishes just like a ghost. I feel better yet it scares me to think about it because I still don’t know what it is. I hope I can find my answer or I just learn to ignore it.