For me, nothing puts the “funk” in dysfunctional quite like the month of February. For several years now, February has been rough for me; I go trough life in a pretty deep funk. I think it’s just a combination of lack of sunshine and too much winter. Every year I start to feel frustrated and unmotivated. I start looking for a change while lacking the motivation to actually do any changing. I only do what I absolutely must do and then I spend the rest of my time laying around watching TV and feeling sad. I lack the desire to do the things I normally love, like spending time with my family and writing; it’s bad when I don’t even want to write! It’s a weird month, I’m glad it’s short and I’m glad it over.
March, now March holds promise. When March roles around I suddenly have the urge to clean, de-clutter and organize my life. It’s very name evokes action. March! Get up off your lazy butt and do something! When March speaks, I listen. At work, my desk is clean, all my files are organized and put where they belong and the supply cabinet never looked so good! At home, the pantry is orderly, the furniture has been dusted and the floors have been swept (and so have the lamp shades).
There is a lot more left to do to get my life completely back in order, but it’s progress. So here’s to shedding the funk of February and Marching on towards spring!