I admit it. I'm in blogging withdrawal! I miss you all!
Last week I found myself in "the slumps". Okay, realistically, I might be the ONLY ONE who noticed I was there, but still, I felt it. The only problem with being a total optimist is that even when you have a bad day, most people don't even notice. And it's not that I'm "faking" it or anything. It's just that even when I'm not feeling 100% "me" I'm still fairly upbeat.
Because you know what? Even when I hit my ultimate tired level as I did last week. Even when I'm worn out and my current WIP is less than exciting and I'm needed that something to perk it up. Even when work is only so-so and I'm frustrated. Even when I've been working out and the scale doesn't show it. Even when I just reworked my entire beginning, spent a week on it, and hate the result. Even when my computer runs slow and I haven't posted in a week. You know what? I'm still blessed. I still have an awesome life. And I'm still smiling.
It's hard to be too down in the slumps when the friends, family and people that I'm surrounded by are so incredibly awesome. So thank you to you all, because believe it or not, your comments and support are all a part of that. Even when I don't post regularly...it means alot. Actually, I think it means even more when I'm too busy to post but you still stop by.
Being in a "baby slump" last week made me really think about when in my life I'd had major slumps. You know the ones. The life-changing, you're not sure you'll make it out ones? I've been lucky enough to only have three.
Three that scarred me enough to remember anyway:
1 - The largest was when my baby sister was sick and diagnosed with two forms of cancer (that will put any baby slump into quick perspective)....and breathe easy....she's in remission and is currently training for a marathon. Seriously, she's in better shape than me...and my very best Beta Reader.
2 - A horrible, horrible breakup. One that hurt bad enough to cause life-changing slumpness and lots and lots of patheticness.
3 - Right before my son was born. As soon as that due date went by, two weeks later, I had stopped talking to anyone and locked myself in my house. I was not a happy camper.
BUT you know what the best thing about big slumps and baby slumps is???? Getting over them! They always pass and that rainbow seems even brighter when you come out the other side.
AND for the record, this weekend my computer was fixed, new memory added, and the slow, frustrating posting is behind me. And, yes, I'm back to my WIP and life is once again golden.
Now if all my exercise would finally cause my stupid scale to start going in the right direction...who am I kidding??? I'll take what I can get...
I hope you are all having slump-less weeks!