I maneuver the car swiftly through the intersection as the water sloshes near my tires. It hasn’t let up since I awoke this morning. The thirty minute drive extends to forty on the
river highway of 495.
“Where should I meet you?” I ask as she picks up after the third dial.
“Just pull into the garage,” she responds.
I find a spot quickly and put the car in park. A quick glance in the rear-view mirror reveals disheveled hair and smudged eye makeup. A sarcastic *perfect* mumbles out of my lips. I grab for my purse as my phone buzzes loudly in the middle console.
I select the answer button, impatiently, assuming it’s her, but as another her’s voice grazes my ear, I realize my haste assumption. “Hey mom,” I reply softly; my laundry list of to-do items scurry around disconnectedly in my brain.
“Hi sweetie,” she says. “I read your latest blog post and you seem a little… disheveled.”
“Oh no, mom; I’m fine.” I respond. “I just wanted to write about being in a blogging funk, since it happens to a lot of people. That’s all.”
Since, you know, just because I write about being in a blogging funk doesn’t mean I’m actually in a funk…
This past week, The Nester challenged us to come up with an “un-word” for 2014. An un-word is a word that you are rejecting for the year. It is a word that you are not. In fact, you would like to un-do it.
At first, I didn’t know what to write about, or if I would write at all. Because me, with my disheveled hair, haste phone call pick-ups and blog posts about being in blogging funks – I mean obviously I am perfect. Plus, I already wrote about my real word for 2014 – so why come up with an un-word?
But, as I tried to write this week and failed at that too, I realized that lately I’ve been feeling a little… lost.
I’m currently in limbo at work.
I’m intermittently attending the gym this month.
And, my blog is being… funky.
Suddenly, I discovered that probably the best possible thing that I could be doing is coming up with my un-word for 2014. So, ladies and gentlemen, here it is… For 2014, my un-word is lost. As in, I would like to become un-lost. Some of my life events (like work) are a little out of my control, but hopefully with a little more focus and concentration, I can improve my gym attendance, blogging lifestyle and, overall, get myself out of this little lost funk I’m in. And, this will hopefully include letting you in on a little secret about this here blog too… Ooh foreshadowing!
Now, I’m off to go find my makeup remover….
*Have you been feeling funky lately? What is your un-word for 2014?