Funkytown. Population: 1

Hi there.  I’m not sure where to begin, but as Maria Von Trapp once said, “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.”  (I heart me some Sound of Music.)

I’m in a funk.  Maybe it’s because the days are shorter, and it’s getting darker earlier.  Maybe it’s because I don’t have energy to do anything.  Maybe it’s because I’m unhappy with my body recently and then become more unhappy with it because I lack the motivation to do anything about it.  Or that our apartment is continually a mess because we have to move our old couch into our spare bedroom, but the spare bedroom is full of crap and so the couch sits smack in the middle of our living room and there are DVDs all over the place after the wall unit fell and so we can’t do anything until we tackle that room.  But we don’t have time to tackle that room, because we’re so freaking busy with everything else in LIFE.

Breathe in.  Breathe out.

If I had the motivation and energy to actually DO something about my body/apartment mess/laziness, then I’d feel better.  But when the problem stems from your laziness to not want to do any of these things, let alone find the motivation to kick your own butt in to gear, it’s a problem.

I’d like to not be too tired when I get home to do anything but lie on the couch and watch TV.

I’d like for my apartment to not be in disarray anymore.

I’d like to stop turning down last minute invites to go to the bar/dinner/wherever because the thought of leaving the house is not appealing at all.

I’d like to have dinner cook itself every night, but that’s just not going to happen.

I’d also like this blog to become a happy, funny place again, but I don’t know when that’s going to happen.

Bare with me… I’m hoping to move out of Funkytown soon.  It’s far too small.  ๐Ÿ˜‰


  1. you're not the only one!! look around in blogworld. I think it's just that time of year!! It has to turn around soon though! keep your chin up!!

  2. I've been there. You know what brought me there once? Four – five months post wedding. Without a wedding or anything big to plan for, I started to dive into a decent sized funk. It'll turn around – start some projects you've been wanting to finish! Or if all else fails…professionals are always there. You'll get through it!

  3. Funks suck. I feel like I've been in one ever since I returned from Europe (and that was in mid September…).

    Hang in there babe, this too shall pass. xo

  4. Oh lady, it's a tough time of year to be in a funk. I hope you find some sunshine and smiles soon.

  5. I am there too. Every time I finally get to cleaning one room of my apt another one sneaks up on me and gets messy, I can't keep up with it even though it's tiny. I hate the gym's guts and leaving work in the pitch black is depressing. Let's just get through Christmas and start over…

  6. Sometimes a funk is just your bodys way to get you to take a break. It'll pass. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Tails from the City says

    I like what Cassey said. Your body/mind just needs a break. I read The Happiness Project after seeing it on your blog and it changed me. I'm now re reading it with a highlighter. Maybe going back to Chapter One: Energy with a highlighter will help you! xoxo

  8. oh man girl i feel ya on the funk and lack of motivation. i blame the getting dark so early thing, always makes me feel behind and a bit funky. but we'll get out of it, i promise!

  9. Its all good.

  10. Dudette. We can totally be roomies.

    Le sigh.

  11. I think I live down the street from you in funkytown.

  12. I am living in funky town with you. Just look me up under Polly Pissypants. Usually, this is a January/February affliction for me…but man, I can barely clean the house, keep up with laundry and feed myself these days!

  13. I've been there & it took me a while to get out of it. I can totally relate with the body unhappiness – it seems to build on itself, doesn't it?


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