Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A Change Would Do You Good

You know what, guys? I am in a serious dry spell. With pretty much every aspect of my life. I'm in need of inspiration from... somewhere. My love life (or lack thereof) could use a little shake up, my workouts have been boring and repetitive, my job is seeming a bit more monotonous than usual (still WAY better than my last one, so don't think I'm not thankful to have a job in this economy), my motivation for well, anything, is almost nonexistent, and I feel like I do the same thing every single weekend, if I really do anything at all. In short, I'm in a rut in a big way.
I'm not trying to be a downer here because I'm not usually a wallower, and I know i wrote about this before, but I guess I just need some advice. I can't get rid of this feeling. How do you shake things up when you really can't make any drastic changes? As much as I would love to move to Italy on a whim and just write and live this amazingly charmed, romantic life, I can't right now. Plus, even if I could, sometimes I'm a little too practical for my own good. I've got all of these grand plans for myself, but I am paralyzed by logic (dammit), and I worry, worry, worry. I'm only 23 (almost 24, eek), so this should be the time when I should try to up and leave the country or do the job I really want to do (personal training while freelance writing... that would be living the dream!), right? That way if I fall on my face, I can easily pick myself back up without worrying that I broke a hip or blew my kid's college fund. I mean... right?
Anyway, back to the original point of this post... how do you shake things up when you have limited room for shaking? Once i tackle that then I can conquer the rest of my big dreams. But for now... ideas?
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Every Gym's Nightmare said...

i constantly feel like this. I get bored very easily so i constantly need something new to keep me excited. They usually are crafts or projects of some sort- like cleaning out my bedroom, but i find anything new really helps to break up the monotony

i very rarely finish anything i start, but thatsb ecause i find something else that peaks my interest and move on

Kelly Turner

chandra said...

You know, lately I feel like you read my mind. :) For the past couple months I've had a very on again/off again "Blah, I don't give an f*bomb" attitude towards a lot of things and I think it's just because I'm bored with things. I'm tired of being stuck indoors, I'm tired of constantly stressing at work, I'm just tired of ROUTINE and want something new and fun... but I've yet to find that. I've actually been planning to post about this, I just can't seem to find the right words without sounding majorly critical of myself... Maybe you should shake things up with a visit to Des Moines, Iowa! ;)

Amy said...

Wow, we have the same job dream!!: freelance writing and training! I get to do one of the two, at least for now, so we'll see how that goes. BUT I'm jealous you have a steady job. That is so much better.

What I found to help with motivation is a running buddy. Even what could be a boring route/workout is way better with someone else there.

AND have something to look forward to! Maybe a weekend trip with a friend? I just went just 2 miles north with some friends, stayed in a hotel, and shopped. It was great, and something to look forward to!

Anyways, hope the "funk" doesn't last. Keep us posted :)