Saturday, January 16, 2010

What A Week

I had no intention of letting so much time lapse between posts, but this past week....

And it's not like terrible things have happened this week. In fact, it's been a fairly normal week. What it all really boils down to, is me and my state of mind.

I feel like this wilting flower.

I knew when the word balance pick me, that it was not always going to be easy to keep. But, I. Am. Exhausted. And quite frankly, I think I feel more stressed out now, than before I was trying to keep everything in balance.

On top of the stressed feeling, I have been so melancholy. To my great surprise, that melancholy has even shown up in my art work. I'll share more on that with you next time and I think you will see what I'm talking about.

I'm sure that this feeling is due to Winter and not getting outside very much. But I don't remember it ever being this strong before. I am a naturally happy and upbeat person, so this has been a tough and strange feeling to deal with. I've been trying to shake it for a couple of weeks now and I think I can start feeling it lift some. A chunk of that happened yesterday, while having lunch with a friend... something I haven't done in at least a month.

Thank you, dear friend! (Eventhough I was secretly hoping you would call and cancel before hand, so I could get back into my jammies and brood.) I am feeling very grateful to you right now!

Hopefully things will get back to normal very soon. Have a beautiful weekend!

15 comments:

Jamie said...

I am so glad to hear that I am not the only one Sweetie!! Talking helps and I am glad you had lunch with a friend:) Hang in there and know that it will get better:) Love, Jamie

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

Getting together with a friend is always uplifting. They say women are social creatures and we need this. Keep your chin up.
Michele

Jacqueline Roy said...

I struggle with the same feelings you described too. Once I get out though I usually feel better. Creating something also helps me too. It may sound strange but my cats are also a great comfort to me. Take care of yourself. Jacqueline from Quebec, Canada

knitterbeader said...

Was wondering where you had gone! I know some of us who live in the Pacific NW and see nothing but gray skies this time of year, we need some sunlight or the portable lights you can sit in front of every day to perk you back up! Maybe this would also help you. Anyway, things will always get better and I look forward to next blog.

Robin Thomas said...

I hear ya'. Comfy clothes andsocks. And solitude. Aww yes. But it is good to get out and get connected. A balanceo f both is good. Glad you are starting to bud again.

Sandy Michelle said...

I have felt this way-especially during the long dark winters. Take this time to pamper yourself. It helps to share your thoughts and feelings with friends so I am glad that you are doing that. Hang in there girly!!!!!

Big Hugs!

Sandy

Joanna {sweet finds} said...

Didn't we just have a long talk about this? I hear ya sista! I'm feeling it too. :)

Your photos are pretty... that alone should brighten your spirits.

how are the candles coming?

hugs, Joanna

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Alisa. I'm sorry you've been feeling the blues and a little melancholy. Hopefully you will be back to your regular self soon.

Your pictures are so beautiful. I just love the roses, even in their fading glory you can see just how lovely they are. I like the fading look and the pink saucer. Very pretty.

Have a blessed Sunday Sweetie.
Hugs...Tracy :)

TinyBear said...

I have been through the exact same Alisa. Things have started to cheer up with the start of the new year - hope it will soon for you too. It seems a lot of creative people get the blues - it must have something to do with who we are.
Sending lots of hugs your way
xoxo Tina

Lori said...

hang in there girl...i am going through the same thing right now...minus the creating though, i can't work up the energy to start anything...

Cheryl Carey Bass said...

Cabin fever. I'm glad you came out, though. You totally help set my world right again. I love the "brood" you're in (though I certainly don't want you to hurt). I think it really adds to the BALANCE you're trying to achieve this year. If you have some melancholy, it will make your bright days even brighter! Just think how much MORE beautiful your creations will be then (as if they can get any more beautiful!) I love you. I treasure you. And, I think the wilted flowers are MORE beautiful because they have true character! That's a metaphor for living.

Diane said...

Alisa, you're not the only one. The unexpected kindness of complete strangers AND friends and associates has helped to lift my spirits. I think it's "normal" after the holidays. I hope you are back on the mend now. You have so much talent and so much heart shows in your work. You know, even if "melancholy" shows in your work, it's a reflection of where you are now and that's actually a healing process that one goes through in order to come out on the other side of it. And when you do, I have a feeling your work will gain something from it.
Blessings and hugs! Diane

Allie said...

Is it the Dallas weather? I've been feeling the same way. Every day just trying to push through it. I envy you having the opportunity to be creative each day. Work is wearing me down and I just want to escape into my creative side. Today's sunshine helped. Take care, Alisa.
~Allie

tina said...

Aw, Alisa. I know the feeling! Sometimes it's hard to shake it. Despite being wilted, the rose is still BEAUTIFUL. Much like you. Except you don't LOOK wilted, you just FEEL that way. Okay, I'm going to stop babbling now. ((hugs))

Marianne@Songbird said...

oh I can feel the gloomies hang around here too. Must be the long, dark days of January that does that to us. Your pink roses are a real pick me up though, thank you for that!
And keep your thoughts on spring, it will come, it always does.
Keeping you in my thoughts!