Thursday, July 18, 2013
Am I boring? When did that happen?
Recently I have fallen into a rut, it's as if all the life energy (and words) are being sucked from my body by some evil flying one eyed purple monkey. I spend mindless hours staring at a blank screen, only to become so intimidated that I walk away having written nothing at all. It's almost as if I woke up one morning and the funny was gone, and the only thing that lingered was a boring, wordless shell...
Am I really this boring? ... This has been running through my mind for days, as I try to dig myself out of writers block hell. Today, while trying to find a way out of this rut, I sat googling complete randomness hoping to find inspiration... One of the many things I googled was "Am I boring?" And from that I stumbled upon This quiz a sort of personality quiz that asks you only to mark statements you feel are true of yourself. I must at admit that the results for me where pretty much dead on (most of the time anyway) stating
"You are a fairly interesting person. Many people find you to be intriguing.
You have a dynamic, adventurous life... a life that others envy.
You are genuinely interested in and open to the world.
You love making new friends, and you're always up for an unusual experience.
Like everyone else, you can get a bit boring from time to time. That's normal.
But unlike everyone else, you can pull yourself out of a rut. You don't stay boring for long"
However, the last part "you can pull yourself out of a rut" really shocked me, especially right now when I seem to be stuck... It's like quick sand, and I keep sinking deeper and deeper. Perhaps it is the mundane repetitiveness of my current daily life. I mean aside from our recent move nothing exciting is exactly taking place in my life right now, and my days are more than somewhat routine... Cook, clean, cook again, clean some more, do some laundry, and there just isn't any excitement and certainly no humor
I hope this rut goes away soon, or at least I figure out why I am in it... What about you? Have you ever been in a rut so deep that you didn't know how to dig yourself out? What causes you to be in a rut (or a funk)? How do you get over it, and get out of the whole without sinking into the sand.