I enjoy blogging. I know I don't do it very regularly, especially recently, but I really do enjoy it.
I like words. I like the way they work together in comfortable, creative, clever, surprising ways.
I like people. I like interaction and conversation and give and take.
I like attention. I know I'm capable of wit and cleverness and smarts and using words well and I like it when other people confirm that now and then. Especially when I'm not feeling witty or clever or smart or good with words.
But that's the rub. When I most need a boost or a pick-me-up or whathaveyou, that's when I blog the least. When I most need someone to say, "Attagirl...keep up the good work!" or "Fight the good fight!" or even just "lol," I am least likely to actually post something, let alone post something worthy of comment.
I've been in one of those phases lately. (if by "lately" you include big hunks of the last 12-18 months)
I don't know if it's age; I turned 40 last year. I don't know if it's weight; I've gained 25 pounds in the last two years. I don't know if it's fatigue; I'm working, parenting, going to school, volunteering, getting less sleep and sleeping less well when I do. I don't know if it's boredom; for which I have no real excuse. I don't know if it's malaise; global warming! Liberal media conspiracy! Racism! Poverty! Health care crisis!
I don't know. All of those things. None of those things.
What do you do when you feel like this?