It seems like there has been a lot of negativity in Utica and the Central New York area lately, but now it feels like something is changing that.

Maybe we haven't been getting enough Vitamin D from the sun lately. It's winter - Everyone wants to hibernate and stay away from the cold weather. You've probably noticed during the winter months that a lot of people don't seem quite like themselves. Not saying that everyone is in a bad mood or cranky or anything, just in the idea that the energy level is low, and some people just seem 'meh.'

With all the sunshine we had on Saturday, it felt like a change in the air. Now we don't want to get your hopes up and make you think spring is here (we still have some time to go), but you can notice a difference in people. That little burst of sunshine seemed to put more people in a better mood. Can the sun really affect us that much?

Maybe it has nothing to do with the sunshine and the weather. Maybe it has something to do with people getting sick of the negative attention Utica and Central New York gets. It feels like more people are willing to stick up for the area, and are tired of other people trying to bring us down. Utica especially, has been getting negative attention for years and years. Maybe people are finally fed up with being looked at this way, and want others to see how much good we have in the city - How far we have come in the past few years.

What do you think? Have you noticed a change in people's attitudes in the last few weeks? Do you think it has to do with the weather, or if people are just fed up with the negativity? Or do you know of another reason there may have been a change?



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