I was never aware that the third Monday of the year was referred to as "Blue Monday." Did you? I was only knew of the New Order song by the same name... a pretty darn good song.
Blue Monday is supposedly so depressing since by the third Monday of the year we are already failing at our resolutions, getting tired of the winter cold, and trying to pay off the debt we incurred over the Christmas holidays. I am sure a lot of us are trying to lose some weight, or at least wishing it would just go away. Many of us are thinking about family we saw over the holidays and wish we lived much more close to love ones... or further away. And I am sure some are remembering the hopes we had on New Years Eve for a better 2009, and already think the new year blows.
I was not focused this year on if I was depressed or not on Blue Monday... mainly since I did not discover this until the day after. Also it was MLKJ Day and LP was at home... which was great. It was also the day before the inauguration of Obama so there was too much time spent focused on the television and not on measuring depression. Excitement was in the air.
Next year hopefully I'll be able to take a few minutes to pause and reflect and see if I am truly blue on Blue Monday. Hope you weren't... and if you were... I guess that day is the worst it can be for the year so things are looking up.