Please Don't Take My Sunshine Away
I am doing pretty good these days. I've learned what I need to do to keep myself functioning. And lately, my mood has been exceptional. Maybe it's the creative writing classes. Maybe it's my growing involvement with music and WKNC. Maybe it's the meds. What I really think it all comes down to are the rays of sunshine.
The weather has been gorgeous. The windows at my apartment stay open. It's officially spring and the sun is evaporating the drab grays of winter, and it feels so good. I want to stay outside all day. I walk around campus and I hold my head slightly higher than usual- so I can feel the sun. I close my eyes for a few seconds. My face feels warm, I smile, and I feel better. I truly believe that the sun helps my mood. I am a proof.
I am anticipating this summer. Summer school shouldn't be that painful. Classes are everyday, which prevents forgetting material, and then after five weeks it's over. I plan on spending plenty of time at the pool. I love the sun so much that I've learned to get over being uncomfortable in a bathing suit. Yes I will be wearing sun block. I am of Irish decent and my skin takes time before it tans. I know- be careful, skin cancer is a serious risk. But, I don't go to the tanning bed, I use a lotion with an SPF when I go to the pool, and I think that the benefits I get from the sun far out weigh the risks.