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.