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S.A.D and an introspection on passion

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Oh my, wasn't that a catchy title. OK, not my best, but I've been introspective over the last few days, so there ya go.

S.A.D. I wonder how long someone worked to come up with that one. Seasonal Affective Disorder. We used to call that the winter blues. Before that we just chalked it up to cabin fever. Now it's a full-blown mood disorder with a variety of treatments. If you have a real problem, don't think I'm making fun of you. I'm sure there are some who really suffer this time of year. For most of us, it's just a matter of waiting out the next 6-8 weeks. "This too shall pass". That, and the cold I've been sporting for the last week or so.

I had a small skirmish at work last week. No big deal. But, it put me to thinking over the "long" weekend (snow day after all, yesterday). I realized that I've allowed my passion for all the areas of life that motivate me to get out of bed sucked out of me. Work was just one. I didn't even notice it was happening, except for the decreasing opportunities for physical activity.

It was an easy thing. Opportunities slowly slip away. Things that used to be exciting becoming routine. The business of the everyday creeping in and crowding out the wonder. Taking on that second job as life's necessities take primacy over the "optional". I may explore further over the next few days. The first conclusion I came to, though, was that no one can actually steal your passion. You have to surrender it. Often one small step at a time. So, my goal for as long as it takes to accomplish, is to reclaim my passion.

Until then, cue the song... emoticon "The sun'll come out...tomorrow..."
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    Hope that you are feeling more passion these days. I can tell the days are getting longer but this winter has been beating me up. You are not alone in lost passion I'm sure. It's all part of the ebb and flow.
    Keep thinking Spring and when we can get on our bikes again and ride our hearts out. I can't wait.
    1864 days ago
    I am making a VooDoo doll after winter and sticking it with pins as I chant "DIE WINTER! DIE!
    1872 days ago
    emoticon but not here today.
    1872 days ago
    Thanks Kitty. Actually, things are looking up already.
    1873 days ago
    Hope things get brighter soon!
    1873 days ago
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