Thursday, March 06, 2008

My Slough of Despond

Slough of Despond - a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity

Just right now my life seems more drab than fab. OK - so my Scrabulous game has improved a little but I still failed miserably at the Tourney.

Work holds no challenges other than to get the Dymo Printer running again. I’m bored with snagging lists and filing.

I’m spending too much time on EBay feeling regretful about all the pruck I threw out and gave away – pruck that would now be worth small fortunes of cash.

I still take my daily walk but instead of taking pleasure in hedge birds and spring flowers I angst over dog shite, litter and road kill.

I still read blogs and they still bring me pleasure but, compared to me, other bloggers have passion, opinions, are funny, get nominated for awards, go places, get book deals – while I can barely be bothered to put digit to keyboard.

But there’s one thing I know, because I have experienced it time and time again, and it is this – feelings of despondency pass and are replaced by the return of happiness, contentment and purpose. Here’s hoping.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Know how you feel Mary, i blame the fragmented nature of postmodern society. Chin up!!! JTF

CyberScribe said...

I blame it on Mother's Day, St Patrick's Day and Easter being all too close together. I'd put a complaint in to your local MLA and make sure he gets it fixed for next year as it's turning you into a character out of the book Pilgrim's Progress.
It will pass :-)

Nelly said...

I don't think our local MLA would think it a bad thing me turning (into) Christian.

Ronni said...

Hang in there...Just remember to be careful what you wish for...

Mudflapgypsy said...

Focussing your mind on dogshite means you will manifest even more of the stuff.

Think about what you want and feel like it has already happened/you already have it etc.

Altogether now....Always look on the bright side of life...

CyberScribe said...

OK mudflapgypsy. I've whistled and wanna hear me sing?...

If life seems jolly rotten,
There's something you've forgotten,
And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing.
When you're feeling in the dumps,
Don't be silly chumps.
Just purse your lips and whistle.
That's the thing.
And...


Always look on the bright side of life...

Nelly said...

:)

Anonymous said...

Ah Nelly, been very much in the same frame of mind for much of the time since Xmas - but your beautifully expressed whimsical soliloquies have of late been a key part of my own self administered therapies so keep it up, you darling!