Monday, November 28, 2011

Attitude Adjustment

My attitude, as of late, sucks.

There is no other way to say it. No way to sugar coat it, or chalk it up to "low self esteem" or "seasonal malaise." It isn't a funny, crumudgeonly "you kids get off my lawn" type, or a snarky "what is Ann Curry wearing today" kind. It's a dark, and bitter attitude; one that wallows in defeat, and sees little hope in the future. It laughs at motivational techniques, or looking on the bright side. It's demanding too. It will wake me up in the middle of the night just to remind me what a failure I am, how I have let all of my potential go by, how it is too late to do anything about it, and how it is all my fault.

I told you: it just totally sucks.

And you were wondering why I haven't been blogging more often. I figured you could just read some Bukowski.

I would love to say this is just depression, but this doesn't feel the depression of the past. With that it feels like something outside of me. Something that I could alter with my medications or with therapy. This feels different. It feels organic, and deep rooted. However, unlike the regular depression, this doesn't feel like something I have to treat with drugs, or therapy. This feels like something I can take action to change. Actually, I think the only way to fix it is to make changes. To do something.

I just need to figure out what that something is.

Running?

Writing? If so, about what?

Erotic French Cooking Classes? No, I'm afraid of the oil burns. I don't think a trip to the ER would give me the sense of accomplishment and well being I seek.

Learn how to play an instrument? Do people still appreciate the Sousaphone?

Maybe saying one nice thing a day about my life, and concentrating on that? Could it be that simple?

Well, that would at least be slightly less sucky... I guess that's something.

6 comments:

Granny Annie said...

It must be seasonal depression because there seems to be a lot going around. As I read through many blogs I find lots of people suddenly suffering from unexplained depression. They (being Martians, I 'm sure) say "tis the season".

makingmonkeysoup.com said...

I have been feeling like this for a while as well. I think it doesn't help that I have external craziness effecting my already shitty attitude.

So feel you. When you find the fix let me know, I'll try it too.

Jen said...

I wish I could help. I am right there with you. Busy putting on a "happy face" and "spin" to everything to keep people from knowing just how shitty I'm feeling of late about life. I do try the gratitude thing. It helps for a few minutes anyway. ((hugs))

Michon said...

*fist bump* I am right there with you.... UGH.

Riot Kitty said...

Winter sucks, no question. Erotic French cooking? Isn't that redundant? Be careful where you put the butter!

Seriously, winter for me = general malaise. Light box helps, and so does keeping super busy.

Wanna Bee said...

I just fucking love you - love the honesty, love the crazy, love the courage.

I'm going go just do something now. You keep hangin' in Meg and I need you.