While gracing the dcs department with my presence lately, I have received confirmation of the sorry truth…
This past winter I became increasingly confused by the level of depression I made myself put up with.
Ok, nothing properly serious (before my caring readers get worried 😉 ) but I just wasn’t making sense of it.
My reasoning went something like this:
- Last three years of my life I have spent all winter in a dcs lab.
- 3rd and 4th year uni were way more stressful than work was at the time.
- any S.A.D. tendencies could not possibly have survived such an environment undetected.
- I can cope with a general bit of not-quite-beamingly-exuding-happiness, but surely I should at least be less depressed than a similar time of year exactly one year before.
But I hadn’t counted on one factor in the equation. My visit back to the department informed me of the crucial difference: the computing science labs are apparently all installed with those special S.A.D. lights.
Quite considerate – and sly – of them to do so… :-P… but a bit like ditching us now we’re out of there.