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By: sullivanweather, 7:33 PM GMT on July 29, 2011
Hello, my friends! This is going to be hard to write up but I'll try my best.
Many of you are probably wondering where I've been over the last sixteen months and you're going to get all your answers today. First, I should let everyone know I'm okay and doing well. There weren't any accidents or mishaps; nothing beyond my control that prevented me from continuing this blog. What was preventing me from blogging was myself alone and this is going to be the hard part explaining.
Last March everything seemed fine, by all accounts, but there was something under the surface that had been bugging me for some time. I don't know what it was and still don't but its effect of me was profound. I was depressed. I really can't explain why I was depressed but I was very very depressed. I didn't feel like writing blogs, responding to phone calls; I didn't feel like doing anything. I worked hard at trying to figure out what was bugging me so I disappeared and I was quite embarrassed about it, which is what contributed to me being so withdrawn. I really needed some time to myself. It was quite the odd situation that I've never found myself in before and I didn't know how to react to it.
I finished that spring semester and didn't go back in the fall. Didn't really have the money to do so but I also didn't feel like going. Again, I don't know why. I had worked myself into honors courses. I was pulling a 3.5 GPA and made Dean's List. That didn't seem to change my mood. I wasn't satisfied with those results for some reason and again, I don't know why.
So over the winter and into the spring I continued to work on myself. I started to participate in other activities to maybe find something to my liking that would change my mindset. I still did my garden work and, of course, still kept tabs on the weather. But not like I used to. Partly because I wasn't writing blogs but I had also lost some interest during my state of depression. And that saddened me because the weather and forecasting it was something I had done and talked about since I was in grade school. So over the last ten weeks I have been working myself up to writing a blog explaining what happened to me and, perhaps, beginning to write regular blogs once again. Ten weeks it took me to get to this point, which shows how I'm still struggling with my affliction. But I think this process will help things along and I'm looking forward to getting back into blogging.
So, to my readers, I sincerely apologize for just up and leaving the way I did without explanation. I really wish I had let everyone know what was going on with me but I couldn't even work myself up to type a few words on the computer. I really couldn't no matter how I tried. Again, I still can't explain why which is part of what puzzles me the most about this. And to June(ListenerVT), I apologize the most. I'm so sorry for not returning your phone calls. I truly am. I wanted to tell someone what was going on with me but when it came down to actually doing it I just couldn't work myself into the frame of mind to do so.
I have hope that I should return to blogging here again. It may take a little bit more time to get back into the swing of things but I think in writing what I wrote here today I'm over the biggest hump and there's only going to be a few more bumps in the road.
Current watches, warnings and advisories.
Fig.1 - Current watches, warning and advisories issued by the National Weather Service. Courtesy of NOAA.
Radar: Northeast Region Loop
Fig.3 - Radar loop of the Northeast region. Courtesy of Weather Underground.
Fig.4 - Sea-surface temperatures off the Northeast Coast. Courtesy of NOAA.
Updated: 7:34 PM GMT on July 29, 2011
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