I actually don't get the traditional SAD. Mostly, I start getting depressed around this time of year because I'm mourning the loss of summer (my favorite season). Once September passes, though, I'm okay. That is until February or March rolls around, then I get depressed again, wishing summer would hurry up and get here. I even get happy sometimes when Spring starts, not always, though, because we often don't have an actual Spring in Michigan.
We just end up having an insanely long winter
, and then go straight to summer. This year is going to be extra rough through the coming months, though, because I lost my cat last January. She was 13 1/2 y/o and had intestinal cancer.