I'm going to rant for a while, and most likely will repeat this periodically until the days get longer again. Early nightfall is horrid! Where I live, it's light well until around 11 p.m. during the summer and the sun begins to peek back up around 3:30 a.m. Right now? Pitch black by 4:30 p.m. This is killing me.
May have something to do with my circadian rhythms, or some other form of internal regulating of some kind, but I find any and all attempts at schedules get completely thrown out the window. I'm awake until 5 a.m. then waking up again anywhere from 8 a.m. until noon-ish. My dietary schedule is thrown off and with that, I seem to be going through waves of utter chaos as far as to how my body seems to want to act/react to any amount of things.
Throw in some heavy lethargy, dizzy spells and irritability for good measure. Oh naturally, like any rational person, I'm going to panic and run around thinking I was on the brink of death at the mercy of some unknown illness. Then I'm informed I seem to do this every year since we moved further north.
Well OK then, there goes my plans for moving further north every decade. If I can't handle a few months of altered hours, I dread seeing how I'll deal with months of just light and months of just dark. Then again, I've always been more of a night person. Perhaps the longer periods won't be so bad? Now I want to test that out anyway, FOR SCIENCE!