... Or get out of a funk.

Everyone goes through a patch where they feel stuck. Sometimes the stickiness lasts for a few hours sometimes it lasts for much, much longer - even years. I to, get stuck in the mud from time to time. Whether I feel like I am not doing enough with life, or I feel worn out by it, sometimes I get the blues, but without the BB King voice to capitalize on it!

Recently I found myself in a funk. I was feeling lousy about my job; everyone around me is climbing ladders or doing a job that matters, and I am feeling wasted at mine. I have written a book, and even though that is a feat in itself, with rejection letters beginning to add up the validation of my efforts is crumbling. Even my time at the gym is feeling stagnant, it is the same thing: lift, cardio, stretch; lift, cardio, stretch.

So, there I was one Saturday afternoon on the couch with a bag of chips and salsa feeling lousy, and a movie came on about dancing. As silly as it sounds that was enough for me to roll up that chip bag, grab my computer, and do a search for local dance classes. I bought a darling pair of ballet slippers and signed up for my first class.

The high of trying something new carried over into the next day when I decided to start my day with Sunday morning yoga on my back deck.

I will most definitely have another blue day sometime in the future, but I think for me finding my way out of it has to do with pushing myself into new territory. I went to that dance class even though I was terrified,  I did yoga on my deck despite what my neighbors thought (I wasn't naked or anything, but I still felt a little 'on display'), because it was worth feeling that good in the end!

 And, I will keep submitting query letters, etc... for my book, because if it took Gone With The Wind (one of the greastest books of all time) 38 rejections before someone said 'yes,' then my silly little book and me should not be so discouraged. I will succeed eventually! :)

VowTo do something new!

Latest comments

05.11 | 16:12

I am so sorry you had to experience this, Becky. But one thing no stinking fire can take away from you is this: You're an awesome writer. Keep on producing!!

15.04 | 16:00

You are the first person that I have heard from that has this bugger! feel free to reach out to me in the contact me section. Limited response in this section

15.04 | 03:48

Wow. IHow are you doing with the Teratocarcinosarcoma. I was diagnosed with it last September.

15.11 | 18:32

Wow! What an inspirational story! I hope that you continue to share. And for those that don't get it. Try and fit in her shoes one day.