How I Got My Groove Back
What’s going on? You used to be fun and light-hearted.
You loved life.
You loved what you “did."
You were positive … optimistic … strong … independent … quirky. YES, quirky.
That’s what I liked most about you. You were just you.
It’s like someone snuffed the light out on your enthusiasm.
I want to know what’s wrong.
Thanks for noticing. You’re right. I’m not myself these days.
I’ve lost my oomph, my zest, my mojo, my groove, my joy. It’s scary.
Remember that book I wrote? G Factor?
I feel like I don’t have any G Factor – like all my gravitational pull is gone.
I just don’t feel like myself, and frankly, I miss myself. A lot.
I don’t know what is wrong with me.
Wow friend! I knew something was off, but I obviously wasn’t paying attention.
I was so busy in my day-to-day stuff that I didn’t make time to ask or listen to you.
I should have done something to help.
What do you need?
What do I need?
The answer is, I don’t know.
It’s weird. I feel sad all the time.
I find myself thinking, “I have everything I’ve always wanted in life.
I have a beautiful life.
A wonderful husband.
A lovely home.
A successful business.
Yet, I don’t feel joy.”
And on the occasions I’m not sad, I’m angry.
I don’t know why I’m angry; I’m just angry. I mean, really, who would want to be around me right now!?! I don’t even want to be around me.
First, you’re stuck with me. I’m not going anywhere.
Second, I have to say, it’s strange you recognize that you have everything you have always wanted, yet, you don’t feel joy.
There must be something missing.
What’s missing? What if you start there?
Thanks for the suggestion. I’ve done some thinking.
Do you remember when our faith carried us through difficulty? When we asked God for the answers?
I think I’ve been depending on myself and it’s obviously not working. Maybe I need to refocus.
Yes! I do remember that. I remember when we lived by the phrase
“Let go. Let God.”
We worried so much less. Aaaahhh. Those were beautiful times. I’m so glad you are refocusing – thanks for the reminder.
I’m feeling better these days and am working on my faith. But, I’m still struggling. I can’t sleep. I’m hyperemotional. Laughing one minute, crying the next. I can’t seem to remember things. My body is cool one minute and a raging fire the next. Oh, and no amount of eating better and working out seems to make a difference when I step on the scale.
I know what you mean.
I’m moody and wake up in a flop sweat many nights. Gross!
And the brain fog! I go through much of my day in a haze. I’ve done some research.
Are we at that “time of our life?”
Aren’t there doctors who specialize in this?
Making an appointment,
Great news! I made an appointment too.
There is a new G Factor in town and it’s called GROOVE!
Turns out all I needed was little more estrogen and a little less testosterone thanks to menopause.
Hallelujah! I’m back!
It’s so good to have you back! Now, let’s do this!