Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Get-The-Funk-Out Friday

I have been MIA lately. While I have spent a little time perusing Facebook, checking Twitter here and there, I have been largely disconnected.  The 10 days that I have not posted on my blog has been the longest stretch for as far back as I can remember. This was not due to lack of ideas for content or anything like that. It was not at all intentional, it sort of just happened.

Last Thursday I met up with a girlfriend that I haven't seen for maybe a year or so. We met up after work and had dinner and did some shopping and had a nice time. I had this total   revelation that started during dinner and totally hit me later that night.

She was the first person I have seen outside my usual 2 or 3 groups of friends that I get together with on a regular basis in quite some time. Things seem to be going pretty well for her in general, and she seemed really happy. While listening to her speak, I realized that I have been in a major RUT. Without going into too much detail, I am been dwelling on the same worries and sharing them with the same people that I am comfortable venting to for the last couple years.

My friends have always known me to be a very positive person. I am all about positive affirmations and self-fulfilling prophecies. If you think you are, you will be.  I didn't think it could be possible that I would be sucked into a dark, tangled web of negativity spun my ME! How?! Negative begets negative, I know that, right? That night, on my drive home, I thought about how refreshing it was to get out of my rut. Spending time with someone who is happy that had no preconceived notions about my level of life satisfaction actually pulled me up from my funk.

I woke up Friday morning feeling completely light and free, and went for a run with my girlfriend. I told her all about my weird experience and how my mind is completely clear now. The darkness and the heaviness is just gone and I am totally ready to leave it behind. I hope I am not worrying anyone, because I am starting to sound like I was really depressed. Maybe I was, maybe I wasn't. Like I said I am usually a happy, positive person so I don't even think I would allow myself to recognize myself as down.

Suddenly I see everything for what it is and am opening my arms wide and embracing the future. My friend totally understood where I was coming from and even brought up many things I have to be thankful for and happy about. I wasn't sure if my Get-The-Funk-Out Friday was just a fluke, but here we are, days later and I'm still feeling great! I've unintentionally been absent from the blogosphere because I have just been busy soaking in my real life, especially now that summer weather has finally  decided to make an appearance. I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer so far! As my friend said to me as we parted after our run, "Don't worry, be happy!"


  1. this was a great read! i hope you enjoy your summer, and smile big! :-)

  2. Diagnosis: FUNK! I think we all go through that. We get mired in negativity and everything seems cloudy and worse than it really is and then you break through the funk and it's like "ok, what of this can I change?" I feel like I go through this once or twice a year and when you're in it, it feels terrible, but when you're out of it, it's like when you're really sick and you're suddenly better and you think "ooooohhh, this is what my body SHOULD feel like." Glad you're out of it, you were missed!

  3. Great read! sometimes I find myself in the "rut" too!

  4. Such a great post!! I think I ride waves, up and down. By nature, I'm an optimist, but I've certainly had that tested and after riding a wave down for a bit, I have to make a conscious effort to find the swell to hitch a ride on...upwards. That's so great that you found your swell talking to an old friend! And while you have been missed, I definitely understand unplugging from time to time. Happy Summer!! :>

  5. This makes total sense!! The biggest thing that helped my ppd was going back to work! Fresh faces and ideas were a blessing!!


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