Funky Cold Medina.

photo(Do you remember that song? I was going to title this something about being in a funk but then that song popped into my head and I had to use that title instead. Because…if I have an earworm…you have to have an earworm.)

Do you ever wish someone would walk by you and slap you out of a funk? Like, you know there’s no valid reason to be in a funk, but you’re in one anyway? Well, I mean, there’s a reason. My allergies suck, I stress-ate for a week about riding a bike, we are nearing my due-date from the pregnancy I lost months ago, rainy days and various screw-ups relating to a volunteer gig I have. Those are all very valid reasons to be in a funk, but none of them have solutions. If something is bringing you down that you can’t do anything about? The only way out of the funk is to be slapped.

SOMEONE SLAP ME.

I remember when I used to be a regular church-goer, the weekly homily/sermon at Sunday mass would be a point of inspiration or rejuvenation and I would start a new week with a spring in my step and ready to conquer the world with new spiritual fervor. Now just I do a lot of laundry and vacuuming on Sundays. There is nothing inspirational in that.

What I need is some sort of potential for weekly inspiration. Like my own personal TED talks or something. Every Sunday morning I need someone awesome to talk to me about something awesome. I need to start my week with motivational words and stories and possibly cute pictures of kittens.

Hmmm…Wes is sitting next to me as I type this and watching a cartoon with a character named “Maria” in it; causing him to spontaneously erupt into the song “Maria” from West Side Story. Maybe I don’t need to look outside of my home for inspiration to pull me out of a funk. Maybe I just need to listen to my 4-year old sing songs from Tony Award winning musicals.

5 Comments

  • Vicki

    Not to sound preachy and please don’t block me because I promise not to bring it up again and I must read your blog every day! but maybe your feelings are pulling your soul to give church and God another shot. Maybe you should try another denomination that is not so ritualistic and more relaxed and fits in better with your stage of life. I know that after I go to church I feel so much better, just the way you described and I cannot get thru all my troubles without knowing God is in my corner.
    Ok end of Bible thumping.
    I love you no matter what you decide because you are awesome!!!!! I hope you find whatever you are searching for. 🙂

    • Zoot

      Not preachy at all! I spent 5’ish years trying different faiths/churches and settled into a non-religious spirituality. I think that’s why I tend to go on trail runs on Sundays! I commune with my own spirituality out in the woods. 🙂 Unfortunately the woods don’t give very good sermons. 🙂

  • Brenda

    I totally get it. I’ve been in a funk for the last few months. I will start to feel better and almost climb out then something will suck me back in. I wish I could shake it and feel better because I don’t like feeling this way. (((hugs)))

  • Katy E

    Kim, did you read the post on my Facebook from the NYTimes about Catholicism? I actually thought of you as I was reading it.