I’ve been feeling like a big bag of blah for the past few weeks, and I know I’m not the only one. In fact, I know that most of my friends are feeling the same way: unmotivated, out of control, and generally lost and confused about the future.
This is a little bit concerning. Why would we all be going through the same listless phase at the same time? It would be a lot easier if we could all kind of stagger feeling like this, that way whoever was feeling super awesome could pull everyone else into a better mood. When everyone you turn to is feeling the same way, though, it kind of just adds to the spiraling.
The other side of this story is maybe we can all just blame feeling this way on something bigger than us. Sure, maybe we’re all unsure of our jobs, our futures, our relationships and the world in general, but these aren’t new things. My circumstances haven’t changed at all since I started feeling all d-in-the-d’s. I’m still at the same job, I still want the same thing out of life. But now, instead of just kind of being funny with relatively little effort, I’m over-thinking everything I do and say and thus am not funny at all. While I was once a solid communicator who was confident in my writing abilities, I have recently been struggling to string words together for anything, including this very post. I don’t know what caused this shift, so I’m going to blame…
Ah yes, the Universe. The great catch-all of blame and thanks. It may seem like a bit of a cop-out, but it’s the only way I can wrap my mind around the things that happen sometimes. That the majority of people I know are in the same mental funk at the same time is too much of a coincidence to not blame it on some energetic stagnation. I think that we all need some big, big shifts in energy to get everything moving again. Obviously, I can’t say what is going to cause this and frankly, it probably won’t be anything noticeable or something that we can pinpoint, but something will shift, eventually.
This is what I keep coming back to when I’m angry that I haven’t written or practiced guitar in what seems like forever: eventually, I’ll feel better and motivated and how and when this will happen is not something I need to worry about. All I need to worry about is focusing on the fact that at some point, the energy and flow of the world will start moving again. And when it does, we just all have to be ready to move out of this phase of whatevers and into a new and exciting time of progress, positivity, and hope about the future.