Guys, I’ve been in a funk.
This entire week was just a complete wash. I cannot say that I accomplished one single thing. Everything I try to do ends up failing.
The four blog posts I tried to write this week—–> failed.
The vlog I created for Wednesday and decided not to post—–> failed.
The “I’m gonna work out every day this week”—–> failed.
The elaborate DIY valentines I was supposed to make with Coco for her class (yes, cellophane bags were involved)——> failed
(I didn’t use the bags.)
Anything I cooked——-> failed.
Purchasing white frosting for Coco’s valentine party ——> failed!
I can’t even get freaking frosting! I went to the store the night before to get it. I got everything but that because I’m a space cadet and bent on failing at everything this week.
Twenty minutes before school starts I remember and rush to the nearest grocery store to get it. The nearest grocery store happens to be Whole Foods. Love that place, BUT they’re not exactly reliable for normal stuff.
You need organic blue cheese-stuffed-grapes stuffed inside olives and then baked in a gluten and egg-free popover? They have that, no problem.
You need frosting for a preschool cookie decorating project? Oh, just head over to the bakery area and you can purchase their special frosting that is refrigerated. I should have known.
When I went to pick her up the teacher told me that they couldn’t use my fancy-organic-clean-frosting because it was in fact glaze and wouldn’t hold up for their project.
Failed! I failed at buying. frosting.
I am happy it’s Friday and I can start over next week.
I expressed my funkedness on Facebook, and can I just say that those of you who come to my rescue on Facebook are my favorites? No joke, I’ll ask a question, announce good news, announce bad news—it never falls flat. You folks provide encouragement and support. Thanks for that.
Shout out to a few good souls who are always the first responders:
Rachel–you told me to blog about my funk and that maybe it will end after that. So here I am, taking your advice. Lets hope it works!
Laura–you’ve always got my back, and not long ago you begged me to get back to my blogging. I think something shifted after that so you must be some sort of muse. I love you, girl!
Christine–whether it’s on Facebook or in my blog comments you encourage the heck out of me. You said that this could be God’s way of replenishing me. I’m taking this weekend to let the Lord do just that!
Nicolette from Momnivore’s Dilemma–You said I should make something. Well, I dipped my peanut-buter Ritz sandwiches in white chocolate. Um, it probably wasn’t the best idea. This weekend I am going to attempt to redo a lamp. I will dedicate it to you.
Kim from Too Darn Happy–I’m still waiting for you to show up with the chocolate 😉
Ok, there are many others who just rock my world with your encouragement and funny comments. I wish Facebook wasn’t so lame with the whole timeline thing. Out of my now 1,114 (OMG I can’t believe I made it to the 1000 mark!!) only about 100-200 of you will see my status updates. It’s ridiculous. Anyways, if you want to see my posts you have to interact so that Facebook knows you care about me. I know you care, but Facebook is a jerk…that’s quite a tangent and not the point of this post.
So why have I been in a funk? Well, I think part of it is the time of month, and part of it is the time of year. Chock it up to being a hormonal woman and the general blah of February.
I don’t like January or February very much, do you? After the excitement of the holidays, January feels like a cold shower. A cold shower followed by the damp and mildewed towel that is February.
I am quite pleased with this analogy.
Am I the only one who feels this way?
I start out all motivated for the new year with grand resolutions and a desire to conquer the world. But then, when February rolls around with its dreariness and wanna-be holiday hype with a super dorky holiday, and I just want to throw that mildewed towel in.
But I cannot. I cannot keep being an unproductive pig. I need to stop stuffing my face with the Ritz and get my booty moving.
Surely I can’t stay in a rut if I do those things, right?
This weekend I want to recharge and refresh. I want to pray more. I want to walk more. I want to laugh more.
I need to take my own advice and find the fascinating in the mundane. As quickly as you can figure something out, you can lose sight of what that thing is. But enough of that! I’m getting with my own program, by golly.
Whatdya think? Can I pull out of this funk and get back to happy bustling? Are you in a funk? Whats your go-to method for rebooting?
Finally, would you like to join me in my weekend recharge? You can follow me on Instagram @hilljean and see my progress. Also, I am starting my own little hashtag and I would love for you to give it some street cred! Just tag #findingthefascinating for anything that floats your little boat.
Find joy in small things. Find something funny. Give thanks. You know, that sort of stuff. I would love to see what is fascinating in your life right now! We’re all in this together, mkay?