A new year was born at 12:01am January 1st. Champagne corks popped; fireworks splashed color on midnight skies as noisy revelers ushered in 2013. New Year’s Day always seems to be filled with hope of new beginnings and the resolve that things will be different this year.
In the Great Pacific Northwest, winter daylight disappears by 4:30pm. No wonder its citizens enjoy the warmth of a good read and the solace of the silver screen! After all the holiday festivities the fun fizzles, replaced by boring reality of everyday responsibilities. The joy and sparkle of December fades away. What is left is a lackluster life steeped in winter blahs.
I’m guessing most of us have experienced some form of Post-Holiday Let Down (PHLD). If you have ideas on positive ways to get through it, please share.
"Happy New Year to You". Postcard. 1908 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Gwen is a teacher and resides in western Washington with her husband and family. Now in “late middle age” she celebrates daily, love of family, friends and creativity. She's a contributing author to New Halem Tales Secrets: 13 Stories from 5 NW Authors - New Halem Tales Website - and is currently working on her first novel, DORM 1973. More about Gwen and the 5 NW Authors at 5 NW Authors.