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Feelings, nothing but feelings tryin’ to forget my feelings of hate

Though it isn’t picture perfect,
You know that we’re worth it
You know that we’re worth it
Could you love me?
Even with my dark side?

– Kelly Clarkson – Dark Side

Every now and again I go through phases where I find it difficult to just be happy with life.  It’s weird, in a way, because I know that I have lots of things to be thankful for — two furballs that bring endless cuddles and purrs, a big furball who loves me unconditionally (Jeff), a lovely home in a great neighborhood, enough money to pay my bills.  I go over this list and many other things on the list every time I am in what we call a “funk” to try to get some perspective and slap a smile on my face.

I’m not deep in a funk right now–I’m pulling myself out of one and I think I might have my toes in the water, ass in the sand, not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand, life is good today.  Life is good today. Um–Excuse me, Zac Brown Band, I was going somewhere with this..

Anyway.  As I was saying.  I’m on the tail end of a funk and I’m realizing that my environment tends to reflect my moods and one of the easiest ways to clean up my mood is to clean up my apartment.  In a moment of rebellion the other night, we decided to just cuddle up in front of the TV sans pants.  Well, those pants are still on the floor in the living room.  The cat has drug out a number of different objects of laundry in his training to be a cat burglar, and I am currently eating cereal out of my  smallest mixing bowl because all of my cereal bowls are waiting sadly in the kitchen for some attention.

The good news this time around is that it didn’t get as bad as it can, and it’s going away faster.  My eating didn’t (really) fall off track and if anything I’ve INCREASED the number of workouts that I’m getting.  I could go on and include some pictures for this entry, but alas, it’s time for me to go and I simply cannot be late today.

Have you ever been in a funk?  What’s your favorite way to get chipper?

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3 thoughts on “Feelings, nothing but feelings tryin’ to forget my feelings of hate

  1. Oh I am totally the same way with cleaning when I am in a funk. When mat and I moved to our smaller apartment, I only kept out two sets of dishes. If we have company, we use paper plates. This way I can’t let the dishes build up. I’m hoping that after a year of living like this, it will be a habit and I can put my big girl pants on and join the rest of productive dish washing society 😉

    And volunteering… Always helps put things I perspective for me and make me feel better.

    And prayer. God knows I can make a mess of things on my own 🙂

    1. Thankfully, I was able to volunteer again this week 🙂 I went to the Roosevelt High School Creative Writing revamp and spent 1/2 a work day sanding woodwork in preparation for paint to turn an under-used sewing room into a hip and chill creative writing room.

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