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The December Doldrums

By December 2, 2017December 5th, 20172 Comments

I don’t have a lot to say today. It’s just finally December. There isn’t a lot of time left in this year, which has already flown by at a frightening pace. All I can really hope for is that people are happy. They seem it, with all this recent news making the rounds, but my hope is people find something personal to make it stick.

We tend to rely on others to yank us out of the doldrums, but I think it’s important to be able to climb out of the hole you dug for yourself. There’s days I’m unsure of how I got here in this hole, but I always know I’ll find a way out. It just never seems to happen when I want it to.

I don’t wish ill on anyone as the year comes to a close. I hope people are striving for a sense of completion, especially as we get ready to recharge and brace ourselves for another 365 days. I just need to dodge the dirt I’m willingly piling on myself, coming in the form of paranoia, longing, and unknowing. In the end, dirt can always be wiped away. It just may leave a few smudges on your skin if you’re not careful.

I’m beginning to write more short stories and I hope to finish another one before the year’s out. Until then, I’ll keep blogging and giving you some thoughts day in and day out. I just hope it leads somewhere. I’ve been patient.


  • Adrian says:

    When you mentioned the part where you reference “the hole you dug for yourself” coupled with saying the year is almost over it reminded me of something very wise someone once said:

    “Pretend you are doing the exact same daily routine you are currently doing. Now imagine one year has passed, doing the same thing. What about two years? Three years? Five years? Ten years? Twenty years? Thirty years? Forty years? And now you are on your deathbed…what do you realize? What is it about your daily routine that needs to change, and change radically? Why are you not doing it yet?”

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