In a Funk

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I am thinking I need to get this print, it just makes you happy looking at it :)
 
Sorry I have been a little quiet on the blog lately. I am just in one of those funks. You ever get those? I have been having one for about a month now, maybe longer? I have never really been like this before and it has taken a lot of thinking and chatting through my thoughts with a husband who lovingly just listens to me when I need it to figure out why. Bless him, really. His support has meant the world to me, and has really made my love for him deepen. It is kind of crazy how you can fall in love with someone more and more when you originally thought you had to have hit your cap on how much you could. Life is kind of beautiful that way, and these are the feelings I am trying to focus on.
 
Without going into too much detail, I feel like so many things just cumulated at once to make life a little harder than normal for me. I have been feeling a little lost, which has resulted in me being less confident. Moving, starting a new job, Trevor taking the bar, life plans being changed, feeling like I lost a friendship, gaining some weight, all of this and some more have just made the last few months rough. BUT I am ready to get out of this funk. To pull myself up out of the trenches of life and start making the changes that need to happen for me to be really happy again. The funny thing is, there is no reason for me not to be incredibly happy, I just haven't been lately as much as I am used to. Does that make sense? I have always been a very happy go lucky kind of girl, but I feel like I haven't had as much control over my emotions this past month. I have never really experienced this before, what do you do?
 
And while I am writing this I wonder if I should even post it. I mean, it is kind of a random, spew my thoughts out in a blog post. But, why not? Maybe someone out there in the universe reading this is also in a funk, and it could make them smile and nod in agreement, like, hey... me too!
 
So here is to all of us in a funk right now, let's freaking stop worrying about all those things we don't have control over, and BE HAPPY! I know that is easier said than done, but something for me has changed, and I want to find my way back to ME.

27 comments

  1. Wow I could not relate to this post any more and am so glad you were vulnerable enough to blog about it!! I, too, have been in a funk for a short while now and haven't been able to pull myself out of it either. I really wish there was a cure-all, but find hope in knowing that this too shall pass. Keep your head up, pretty girl. You got this! :)

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  2. Totally go through these phases. Nice to see bloggers being open about real life issues. So many times people seem perfect online and it is hard to connect/not feel inadequate!

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  3. Oh I have had my fair share of the slums - as I like to call it. I think it is natural to have peaks and valleys in life, and sometimes you spend more time than planned in a valley and that's ok. That's how it goes I guess. Things will get better though, they always do.

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  4. i get funks all the time, I am glad you are back though.

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  5. We've all been there a time or two AND it often comes out of no where. Here's to pushing through and choosing happiness! It's more fun anyway ;)

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  6. we definitely have all been there for sure. Good for you for chosing happiness. Last time I was in a funk like that I was pregnant...just sayin' :)

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  7. Even at my age I occasionally get into "funks". It's a normal part of life. I do love that picture. It's one that makes you smile. Where did you find it? I may have to recreate it on Heritage Makers :)

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  8. P.S. I like Sarah's comment about her condition the last time she was in a funk :)

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  9. You are not alone girl! Know that lots and lots of people think you are the neatest/prettiest thing!

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  10. I can definitely relate. I get into funks sometimes, when it feels like even the smallest things just weigh on my mind and heart. It is the worst! I hope you can find some peace soon, you absolutely deserve to be your happy self! You have been a favorite blogger of mine for four years now and I have always admired your happy, up-beat, funny outlook! You got this girl. Xoxo

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  11. Thank you for sharing! I, just this week, came out of a very much out of character funk that I'd been in for about a month. You are not alone girl. What I did was make a list of things that I needed or wanted to make me happy. They were little things that had been missing over the last couple months, little like "spend Sun seriously relaxing". Life has just been non stop and stressful. So, I'm making changes and even having to say no to some things so that I can just spend a little time on me. It was much needed and it's helping :) Sometimes, we just need to refresh a little bit and that's ok! Thinking of you, you got this.

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  12. Ha! I totally blogged about my funk today too! :) This is beautifully written! :) Cheer up, your still in there. Sometimes we just lose ourselves a little bit for a little while.

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  13. I'm in my own "new mom" funk and have been for several months now. I honestly feel like (for me) it all comes down to health. I'm not eating right, sleeping enough, or exercising. It really makes my mental state take a huge hit when I don't care for my body and I know it, but I've just been too lazy to change. I'm so much happier when I take good care of myself. The other things that bother me don't feel so heavy.

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  14. Totally in a "funk" with you…maybe the it is the changing seasons? Ha, in any sorts "don't worry be happy," and take a day to do something YOU love! Everyone deserves a relax, refresh, and revitalize day!

    xo, Taylor

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  15. i feel like this is normal! I go through phases like this every now in then. In fact... I am going through one now...

    Just make sure you take care of yourself :) We will still be here when you are ready to blog more!


    XO Lourdes

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  16. As someone recently coming out of a funk, I totally understand this. Life changes are rough sometimes, but can be kind of exciting too. :) Just gotta find something little to celebrate everyday!

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  17. Hey gorgeous girl, I already said something on insta but wanted to write here too to let you know I feel ya on all things "funky"! Been through my fair share of "funks." When you're in the middle of one, it's hard to step back and see the big picture or remember how blessed you are or how many people love and support you. You're going through something that you have a hard time understanding yourself, so how can you explain what's going on with your husband? He just wants to help and be supportive, but sometimes you can't find the words for what's going on. Sounds like we both have patient husbands who help us through that, even when we don't know how to express what it is exactly that's "wrong". I think it's so easy to get caught up in the busyness (spelling? haha) of life that we let who we are fall by the way side. We forget to "feed our souls" and lose touch with who we are and what truly makes us happy. We get caught up in what social media or the world tells us should make us happy. Or maybe it has nothing to do with that and has to do with these major life changes you're experiencing (sometimes I'm like, will the change ever quit it! lol) leaving you feeling unsteady and unbalanced. You find yourself at the end of the day wondering what you really accomplished that was worth while or what are you even really doing with your life? I guess I just hope you know you're not the only one. And maybe I'm just projecting myself and what i've been through in this comment haha, but I hope you feel peace knowing that we're all a part of this sisterhood, this womanhood. As women, we are sensitive and fragile and strong and courageous. I think it's one of the most beautiful things about us but can also be what brings us heartache and self doubt. It's a balancing act...the whole finding out what works for you and your heart and mind. Who you are as a wife, friend, sister, aunt, co-worker, blogger, and the list goes on. I hope you know how beautiful inside and out I can tell that you are. Your blog is such a perfect balance of bright, happy, uplifting things, and I love following such an equally bright, happy, and uplifting lady. Sending prayers your way for navigating this funk! Your life as Alycia Crowley extends to so many people across the world, but I know the most important extension of who you are and the love you have to offer reaches those in your immediate circle. The people in your everyday life. They love you the most and want whats best for you. Rely on them! Lots of love and sorry for the novel of a comment. Hope you know I genuinely mean everything I said. XO, Ashton Tilton

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  18. you will get post it.. I know you will be happy again

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  19. I've found this to be inspirational lately:

    "Wholeness is what we ought to be striving for and part of that is sadness, disappointment, frustration, failure; all of those things which make us who we are...
    I'd like just for a year to have a moratorium on the word "happiness" and to replace it with the word "wholeness." Ask yourself, "Is this contributing to my wholeness?" and if you're having a bad day, it is."
    -Hugh MacKay

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  20. I have been through these funks too and usually they pass, but sometimes they can turn into something more serious. I felt in a funk a couple years ago and couldn't seem to pull myself out of it. I sought after different methods to try and get back to normal, but I couldn't do it. It developed into a really difficult depression for me.

    So I'm saying all that to offer you this advice: be diligent about your mental health and your feelings. Like I said before usually these things will pass with time and effort. However there are other instances where it will not simply fade away, so be aware of warning signs of depression and do your best to address them early on (if the funk doesn't go away) because you could save yourself a lot of heartache by doing so! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. I'm glad you wrote this. I think half the blogosphere's in a funk. Solidarity, sister!

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  22. Change is good but it seems to sometimes bring these kind of feelings while you're transitioning. Be patient with yourself, and take comfort in the fact that everyone can relate. It's a good time to re-assess and create new beginnings, which will in turn lead to happier times. And when in doubt, watch dumb cat videos on the internet!

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  23. It all seems to pile up! It's never just one thing going wrong - all different portions of life seem to get messy all at the same time! Chin up, but mainly be patient with yourself!

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  24. Totally right there with you. I agree with whoever said it was likely due to the changing of seasons, both climate- and life-wise.

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