This year is different.
I don't know why, but the past few weeks have just kicked my butt. It started with getting the flu a few days after I got back from my trip. I'd gotten my flu shot in October, but I guess this strain wasn't part of the shot. And it really knocked me out of commission. I woke up that Thursday with a sore throat and stuffy head, but I still went to work that day. I made it through the day, but came straight home and crawled right into bed. I stayed home the entire next four days except for one quick trip to the store to get orange juice and cough drops. I was really miserable for those few days.
I mostly recovered quicker than I expected, considering how badly I felt. But I still feel rather run down. Like I just can't get any energy. Ugh.
The weather has been crappy. It's just cold and snowy. I hate shoveling and I keep having to do it. We're slowly getting more daylight, but it's still dark a lot of the time.
I just feel blah a lot of the time. I don't know why this year is worse. Harder.