A Dry Spell
Posted on 6 Aug ’08 by Earl Moore
I’m into one of those periods where I struggle to find anything to post about. My day-to-day life is not providing any great stories or keen insights and most of the technical news on the Internet is boring, at least to me.
I have these uninspired periods periodically and I try to let them sort themselves out without fretting or stressing out on my part. However, I would rather post at least every other day so when a few days go by without a post I feel the urgency to get things moving forward again. Especially when I don’t feel the posts I am doing are up to par.
I suspect that these uninspired periods are in part related to mood swings I’ve experienced most of my life. The mood swings have become less severe then they use to be. In the past, on the down swing, I suspect I’ve bordered on depression.
I hesitate to go with that self diagnosis because I believe depression is one of those catch all diagnosis that can be overused these days. The drug companies would love for us all to be depressed! I’m certain you can be sad or mellow without being depressed.
It’s complicated and I’m honestly not sure where that defining cross-over point is from sadness to depression. It’s probably defined, I’m just not aware of it.
It doesn’t help the situation that I’m also terrible introspective and if not watchful tend to rehash the past for what often seems like forever.
Sounds like I need to get a life doesn’t it!