5 thoughts on “Reflections on Lethargy, boredom, obsession, loneliness and love.

  1. Have you considered that you may be a writer at heart? Judging from this post, you seem to have a combination of analytical curiosity and romanticism that I’ve often found in writers. The desire to throw yourself into a subject, and then later on drop it and move into another one is something that I, and I think a lot of other writers share. That drive to research and experience things, only to move on when something else catches your eye is a good trait for a writer, because it ensures that you get into something enough to write as if you know it, but your interests range too wide to allow one thing to dominate your attention for long. (And, apparently by ‘you’, I really mean ‘me’, cause that’s how I see things for myself.)

    anyway, this struck me as I have felt the same things you describe, and i recognize similar traits in myself. so, have you tried your hand at writing beyond blogs? fiction? maybe you should try! 🙂

  2. Hey Jem,
    Just a couple things, though I know it doesn’t cover all of what you wrote.

    I found, for me at least, that doing my own physical tasks can be incredibly rewarding. From insulating my home to installing new fuel injectors on the car, it’s all very therapeutic. Also, just wanted to note again that you’re welcome to come visit the States, Kar and I have a guest room. We could do some shootin’ and some flyin’ if you wanted. 🙂

  3. I guess after a bit of thought, I had another comment as well. I recently joined both the Civil Air Patrol and Experimental Aircraft Association, which allowed me to meet up with some other fun people. Granted those are kind of male dominated clubs, but I guess my point is that any extra hobbies you pick up can potentially be gateways to meet people interested in the same things you are.

  4. I read your post with interest – and with a little bit of sadness …

    I think we have all been in the ‘funk’ you’re describing at some point or another – although that doesn’t necessarily help much.

    I want to address your last point first – it’s never a good idea to rely on someone else for your happiness. It’s just not fair to any other human being to rely on them for being happy. You have to find it in yourself and then share it with someone else. If that makes sense 🙂

    Also, Spring does weird things to people. I actually know quite a few people who get depressed during spring. It’s something to do with the expectations or something. They can be overwhelming.

    Also, I’m not sure there’s anything wrong with immersing yourself completely in something. You speak of feelings of guilt when you have an imbalance — I learned a while ago to ignore those guilt-feelings. It’s my own happiness I’m after – go for it!

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