Monday, June 02, 2014

The Funk

Sorry for the long hiatus, it seems that I’ve lost my blogging mojo. You see, I like this blog to be positive and uplifting, but over the past year or so, I just haven’t been feeling all positive and uplifting.

I’ve been in a bit of a funk.  I’ve had a few family issues, I’ve changed jobs, and while I’ve had some big accomplishments (my first 70.3 and the Goofy Challenge), I’m not where I want to be physically.  I’ve let social media get to me…you know, seeing everyone’s “perfect” lives online, when you’re life seems pale in comparison.  I’m envious of the “Hooray for summer!  We finally get to sleep in, no more packing lunches….” Yada, yada. 

For my family, summer doesn’t really change anything – I still have to get up at 4:00 AM to workout, the kids still have to be out of bed by 6 AM to be dressed and out the door by 6:40, the Hubs and I will still be packing lunches daily.  The upside?  No homework or projects…well, that’s something, right?  I’ve just grown so tired of the daily hamster in a wheel, rat race – the early mornings, the commutes, the rush to fit it all in.  I’m not sure how to shake it off, but I am working on it.

I heard the perfect quote the other day about social media, something I definitely need to keep in mind, “You’re comparing someone’s highlight reel to your behind the scenes.” So true!

So tell me, do you struggle with “the funk”?  How do you get out of it?

I had an excellent day with the kids yesterday.  We spent time together at the neighborhood pool and went to the movies.  My youngest, the Munchkin, declared while swimming, “I think we need to come to the pool every time it’s sunny on a Sunday!”  Dude, I totally agree!  Let’s do it.  On the way home from the movies, the kids and I had a very deep, compelling discussion about…The Avengers and the ties between all the movies like Thor, Hulk, Captain America, etc.  Very deep, indeed.  Suddenly, I felt a little better.  I felt the spark…the little spark that has been missing for quite some time.  Of course facing Monday morning and the re-start of the rat race diminished that spark a little, sigh.  But it’s reassuring to know that it’s still there.

Let's face it, being a parent is hard enough.  Add in a full-time job, a commute, kid's activities, mommy/daddy activities and it's that much harder.  But the spark still exists.  Whew, I was starting to get worried.


Junie B said...

Hey you know me, I tell it like it is. When it sucks I tell people. LOL. I wish EVERYONE would put the bad with the good out there. But the response is: well i dont want ppl knowing my business. WAIT. WHAT? You mean you dont want ppl to know you have BAD shit but you want ppl to know ALLLLLLLLLLLL about your so called perfection? Whatever. Girl take it from someone who sucks sometimes, but you gotta just keep on keeping on. Love ya!!

saroy said...

Totally hear you on the summer stuff, and my kid isn't even old enough to know what summer is. But nothing really changes for us just because it's summer -- still gotta go to daycare and work, only now it's hotter outside. Blech.

I've been in a bit of a funk too. I feel like every day is the same, and even when we get to the weekend, we just do the same old stuff. Bum around the house and run errands, rinse, repeat, ugh.

Glad you had a great day yesterday though! Hopefully there are many more to come soon!

IronTrisha said...

Girl, you got this! Sometimes you need to change it up. I was in a funk too, changed up the workout routine with some new classes and started a new project...I'm back in my groove. I work part-time so summer is added stress, more work to keep the kids busy and "show" that we are accomplishing something, be it chores, play dates, etc. You can always take a break from social media, a couple days should do it!

Cindy said...

I've been pretty quiet too, for many of the same reasons as you!! so I feel your pain. it's been a difficult year on many levels, but also good...dealing with parental health issues, but this was a wake up call that I've spent the last ten years forgetting that they're getting older. anyways...hang in there, I always have to remind myself...this too, shall pass!