There’s not much that’s worse than waking up when it’s dark and rainy, then realising it’s 7am and time to get up for work – but it’s not half as bad looking out of a window at 3pm and realising it’s alright nighttime and the sun has already gone.

I’ve always been a rather melancholy kind of lass, but there’s something about the winter months that just seems to drag me down to a place I can’t seem to get out of. My feet ache as I walk to work, legs as heavy as lead. My smile feels fixed as I force out the cheeriness that Christmas and the new year is supposed to bring. Up until a year ago I had no idea why waking up on those dark, dingy mornings where the rain falls steadily and the cold nips at your cheeks would make me want to hide under my covers. It wasn’t until my friend told me about S.A.D that it all kind of made more sense. I began to do a little research, hoping to find a cause for the onslaught of unpleasant and soul-withering feelings I had stuffed into my body [read more]

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Rae Tilly

Rae the EIC of LFB and YEOJA Magazine. She is also a photographer and social media influencer.