I prefer highs and lows to an even keel. Moderation is never something I've been good at. - Jenny Eclair
I'm in a funk. I'm in a funk's funk and I'm sure that the -13 degree windchill and blowing snow with only the briefest appearances of the sun over the past few days have nothing at all to do with it. (And other fantasies I entertain.)
It can't still be a holiday hangover at this point! It's already the 9th of the new year. I'm SO over Christmas. Once I admitted to myself that moving the decorations from one room to another didn't really constitute putting them away I got right to it and they're so much closer to away now than they've ever been.
Add to that the fact that I made the mistake of reading an article on how to become an MVP Legacy Builder by John Burton while in said funk and there's a recipe for disaster that's being cooked up for dinner tonight! (At least it's low fat.)
The article talked a lot about how important it is to find your passion since passion is the driving force in all success. Was it helpful? Not today. Well written? Yes. Full of great information? You bet! The non helpful part was that I have about as much passion about anything at the moment as I have for boning a particularly stinky fish. (I did bookmark it for later though.)
At least I can now see this passionlessness is not only a bummer but may also be heralding in the demise of my legacy! (And yes passionlessness is a word. It might be a brand new, hot off the press word, but lets count it.)
Now this is usually the part in the blog post where I'd switch over to something cheerful or helpful like tips on how just a change of perspective might help, or maybe share some ideas for overcoming some trial but this time - I'm here to confess - I've got nothing!
So...this post is a chance for you to tell me: What's your best solutions for digging out of a funk? If you're feeling passion and it is the driving force that's propelling you forward toward a meaningful goal - how did you happen upon it. Was it by quest or by accident? I've heard of both through my SPARKS interviews but I hate to admit my current quest is coming up dry. Does this mean I need to wish an accident upon myself? I shudder.
Load me up with your best stuff. I hear the sun'll come up tomorrow and I want to be armed and ready to go!
PHOTO: Picture of mask painted by Sarah Kopp