Not so long ago - more than likely whilst stood freezing on the train platform - I was reminiscing about my holiday earlier in the year. I wasn't thinking about anything in particular (maybe I was just hoping the thought of warmth would make me actually feel it a little) but merely thinking of a time of year where I feel a bit more self confident.
When you suffer from eczema, winter is the enemy and sun? the best friend.But, it's not only my eczema that really affects my mood.
Waking up in a morning, when it's still dark, can really rain on your parade (quite literally) and that's something I'm trying to change. When thinking about summer, as lame as it sounds, it really brings me a sense of happiness. I know it's something that a lot of people suffer from - 'it' being winter blues - and don't get me wrong, I'm not self diagnosing here, but it's definitely something i've noticed myself feeling around this time of year. Summer brings out the best in me - less stress, better skin and all round a sense of better well being. I love the warmer weather and always will, but that's not to say I'm not trying to embrace the cold a little more. This winter I've tried to buy pieces I love and experiment with a bit more colour to lift me up a little.
And as much as I wish it were summer all the time, so I could walk around in denim shorts 24/7, there's something extremely cosy about the winter weather that I do enjoy.