Fighting a Funk….

Funk, a simple four letter word with a variety of meanings. Merriam-Webster defines the word as: a strong offensive smell, a style of music, a depressed state of mind and several other things. For the purpose of this blog a funk is a depressed state of mind.

Funks come in varying degrees of severity ranging from severe depression to just not quite at the top of your game or “just feeling a little funky”. There isn’t a standard by which we gauge the severity of the things; it is relative; my level 3 might be your level 5 or her level 1. A funk can be the result of a major catastrophic life event or just a stack up of smaller things; the severity depends on how we react to those events.

I could have spared you the agony of those first two paragraphs by simply saying “I’ve been in a little funk lately” but I have this writing habit.

There have been no new major catastrophic events in my life. I really didn’t see it coming; the thing just kind of sneaked in. It certainly wasn’t close to the worst funk I’ve experienced; on a personal scale of 1 to 10 it couldn’t be any higher than a 2 or 3. I think it kind of started with the holidays and the two empty chairs and the cold gray days of winter. A young mother of four diagnosed with stage IV cancer; a young guy going through some emotional issues. Both of those things find a way into my heart and head. Add to that the anticipation of the second anniversary of a very unpleasant event; two years ago today cancer won at our house. Love you babe; miss you every day.

I enjoyed the holidays with my family; likewise I enjoyed spending time with friends. I even managed to provide a little emotional support to a couple friends, but I wasn’t at the top of my game, just felt a little funky. I think the anticipation leading up to today was the primary ingredient; I also think, often the anticipation is worse than the event. Today wasn’t the best day I ever had but I think it was better than yesterday.

I think there is light at the end of the tunnel and tomorrow this little funk will be a thing of the past. I know there will be more of them in my life but maybe with the right attitude and a little effort I can keep them low on the scale and short lived.

Life has really treated me pretty good lately; I have no complaints. I know I have been away from the keyboard for a couple weeks. I guess I will use the little funk as an excuse. Gotta blame something, after all I’m human.

Things are kind of quiet or private in my life right now. I plan to write forever but the interval may get a little erratic.

Please consider a donation to the cancer research organization of your choice.

Keep me in your prayers and thanks for reading what I write.

Good Night and God Bless.


4 thoughts on “Fighting a Funk….

  1. Dave its about fishing time then funky can take a back seat. I have been doing some real estate. Sold a man 240 acres with 8 ponds and lifetime fishing rights for me LOL. Love to you all

  2. this is the time of year a long time friend and I check in to see if the other one is still alive. we have such bad late Jan and early Feb funks……we may not contact each other often, but sometime during the month,, we absolutely communicate….so far we both are hanging in there. But the latest cold spell hurts us !!!

  3. Funk can also be described as the “winter blahs”!!! Here in Kansas it is 8 degrees, cold, cloudy, and real “funky”. Spring will be here before too long and I am sure things will be less “funky”!!!


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