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Fighting the funk.

Recently, I’ve been fighting “the funk.”  Not a sickness, per se, but the deep blues feeling.

I think that there’s both an upside and a downside to the computer. I enjoy being “connected” to my friends in Washington, Texas, Oklahoma, etc all the time. The downside is — they aren’t here. I can’t go walking downtown with them or out to dinner with them. I never have to dress up for them… but I never get to dress up for them.  I LOVE Stillwater. A ton. Still, we haven’t found a church that fits us yet and most of the mom programs I’ve found are breaking for summer.

I know this is just a short season.  I know that eventually I will find some friends in Stillwater soon. So, I get on Facebook and Twitter a lot and sometimes I feel like I’m so… insignificant.  My voice is limited to characters and clicks on a keyboard.

I’ve suffered from depression before and I want to avoid that at all costs.  I know I’m not there (nowhere near that), but I also know heading things off before they escalate is important.

Am I the only one that goes through this? What do you do to fight it?

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  • Ashley May 2, 2011, 5:16 pm

    I have been in a major funk too. Matt and I always joke about it because we never have “friends” to do anything with. It really does hurt. Our church is so small and is 30 miles away so we really don’t have a church family either. I have been trying to be positive. I really don’t have any advice but just wanted to share your not alone! I’m there too. I’ll be praying for you.

    • April May 2, 2011, 9:42 pm

      Thanks, girl. It feels nice to be in good company. I love my husband but he has to be my friend. 🙂 I miss calling up someone and doing spur-of-the-moment fun things.

  • Deborah the Closet Monster May 2, 2011, 6:00 pm

    I’m so glad to live in Los Angeles now, but there are times where I miss my hometown (Eugene, Oregon) so much. I miss how I could hop in a car and be at any one of my friends’ homes in fewer than ten minutes. Here, most of my friends are 30-60 minutes away in moderate traffic, which doesn’t tend to coincide with my trips to see them.

    I’m here because I love it here, but there are times where I’d trade almost everything (sans my son!) I have here for that physical proximity to my friends.

    • April May 2, 2011, 9:38 pm

      I completely understand. I was about 5 – 20 minutes away from everyone before the move. Now we’re at least 1 1/2 hours. It’s funny how I never minded living 6 hours away before, but now that I have a child I miss the proximity!

  • Miranda May 3, 2011, 12:55 pm

    I know how you feel! I live 16 hours away from home! We have found an amazing church family and I have developed some great friendships with the women in the church! That being said it is still not the same as my hometown. As great as those women are, they are not the same as my friends from home. They don’t know all stories from my life or the stories behind a certain joke! I only get the chance to go home a few times and year and there are days that I lay in bed crying because I miss home so much!!! But I have to remind myself daily that God puts us where He wants us and knows what is best for my family!!!