It’s nice and quiet today, so I’ve had plenty of time to write a post about why I don’t bother with new year’s resolutions. Or one of the other two posts I have simmering on the back burner.
But… don’t wanna.
Seriously, nothing’s coming. I can usually get something out and then edit it. Now I get stuff out, and I know it’s sub-par but… nothing. And my brain just trails off in the middle of a thought, or refuses to segue into something else.
Tim has said he’s sorry I have writer’s block. I suppose that’s an apt term, but the real issue is that I just don’t want to.
Don’t get me wrong. I love the back and forth with you guys. I love keeping you guys up to date. I want to provide insight or inject comedy into financial matters. But more correctly, I want to have done all that.
In the meantime, all I can think of is the exercise I could be doing, the pool I could be playing (I’m improving to be not half bad), the TV shows I could be rotting my brain with… anything other than dealing with customers or writing content.
(Incidentally, has anyone seen Helix on Netflix? Interesting premise, so we’re watching it. But also because it’s unintentionally funny. Like when the head CDC guy says things like, “It’s important that I talk to anyone who had contact with him in the last (checks watch) 48 hours.” He must have a much cooler watch than I do.)
Or maybe it’s less procrastination and more inertia. Now that we’ve reached our $25,000 goal, there’s no positive goal to work toward.
Instead, this year will be about trying to keep our heads above water. Now that we’re not touching Tim’s SSA income, we’re going to be lucky to put anything away. Most of my energies will be spent trying to avoid touching savings.
That won’t even be possible this month, since we have a heinous $2,200 credit card bill. A bunch of things added up to… well… $2,200.
So I guess it makes sense that I’m so blah. But I hate feeling this adrift and uninspired. I can’t even make myself find/make an image for this post. Blah.
I suppose all of this is to say, “Please bear with me.” I’ll be back to my old, snarky self soon enough.
Do any of you have the new year’s doldrums, or are you energized by resolutions and possibilities?