Christmas Funk

So, where was I?

The last time I had something substantial published was in November. After that it was mostly just my “Haiku Fridays”, which honestly, is what is keeping my blog alive for now. I wait for that Friday email from The Daily Post and then search for an appropriate photo in my archives then come up with a haiku in ten minutes or less. Easy peasy. My weekly published post done in a blink of an eye! I could keep it that way for now or forever, but for how long I can keep up with this business of not writing, I don’t know.

And it’s not for lack of something to write. In fact, there are tons of stories that I want to share with you! From finishing our travel nurse contract in Asheville to going back to Florida, to our seven day cruise in the Caribbean, to just about any Christmas story. My mind is gushing with all sorts of topics. I just don’t know where to begin. I think about writing yesterday, I think about writing again today, and I think about writing tomorrow but then when yesterday, today or tomorrow comes, I have nothing! All my photos are patiently waiting to be brought up to the light of day, to be shared and told wonderful and exciting stories.

I thought coming home was going to be easy.

I thought things would just fall back into place.

I feel like I am a stranger in my own home and amongst friends. Is this how it is when you go away? Do you feel like you need to reintegrate yourself back into your old life? Have you changed? Have they changed?

Three more days till Christmas and I can’t seem to get out of this funk.

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6 thoughts on “Christmas Funk

  1. Ahh so you’re back in FLA? I am sure you must be missing Asheville, but you’ve got some great plans I see, so hopefully you’ll be back to sharing your extraordinary adventures with us. It is always fun reading them, and your pictures always seem to transport me to that place where you are. Wishing you and your husband Happy Holidays, I hope 2016 is a healthy and peaceful year for all.

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    1. We got back 1st week of December. See, I’ve been really “quiet” on WordPress lately but between trying to find work and the holiday rush, it has also been busy. Asheville has been a great experience! We miss it for sure. Thank you Loretta for your kind words and your well wishes. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas as well! 🙂

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  2. I didn’t feel like this after travel nursing, but I did after I deployed to Iraq. I came home and it took me months to feel normal again. I’d hang out with my friends (who had been friends for YEARS) and would just want to be alone. I didn’t feel like I really could relate or enjoy others for awhile. It did pass, but I really never expected to feel that way.

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    1. Im sure this will pass. I guess the holidays doesn’t really help much too. I just feel blah. But sometimes it just happens when you go away and come back and the people you know stay the same, then you find out that everything just changes.

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  3. I felt the same way after returning from the Philippines when my father passed away while we were there. I continued to write and posted about my feelings, metaphorically. I think it helped.

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