Lately I have been in a funk. Nothing awful. I’ve gone to work everyday and kissed my children and husband. I’ve chauffeured and cleaned and written lesson plans. But everything except loving on my family felt rather, well, blah.
I haven’t posted a blog post in a few weeks and I haven’t been nearly as active on my facebook page. To be honest, I haven’t really cooked much. A few things here and there but very very little. No motivation.
Apparently I haven’t been the only one. Dacia at Thirty Four and Fabulous recently posted about a funk and A Gluten Free, Vegan, Mom Who Knows posted on my facebook page that she too has been in a funk.
Maybe we push ourselves so much that sometimes we just hit a wall. Maybe we get overwhelmed. Maybe it’s something else. But it happens to most of us.
But I am happy to report that I feel refreshed and much more “like myself.”
I took some time for me.
A friend and I escaped this weekend to Jim Thorpe PA to a 10 course vegan dinner. It was amazing to try so many wonderful courses and I will try to fill you in, with pictures, later.
But along with wonderful food what I found was the chance to feel like me again. This friend and I talked all weekend. I didn’t worry about what I was supposed to do. I simply did things.
It was just what I needed.
I feel refreshed and full of life again. Ready to re-focus on what is important. And that is taking the best care of my family I can. To do that I, of course, must take care of me as well.
The end of the school year is almost here and soon I’ll be in summer mode. My CSA starts delivering in a few weeks and there will be produce to savor. It’s time to pull out of my funk and jump back into joy.
I hope you are well. Because to paraphrase my friend Kristen at The Healing Spoon, this webpage is not just about me. It’s about us. It’s a journey that I am honored and blessed to be taking with other people. Without you there would be no point in doing this. Because sharing together is what makes this worthwhile.
I feel bad that I have been absent lately but I needed to recharge. And now I feel ready to move forward.
Have you felt funky lately? How have you handled funks in the past? Do you think they are inevitable? Or do you think they are preventable? What do you do to keep yourself charged up?
Thank you for being a part of my life. Let’s move forward together!