Sunday, 1 January 2012

On Feeling Sad For No Reason

As Allie at Hyperbole and a Half says, it is disappointing to feel sad for no reason.  But this is the state in which I find myself again, so I might as well write about it.

Possibly the most disappointing aspect of feeling sad for no reason is that one always has memories of the days when one did not feel sad, when one got out of bed wanting to do things, and it is disappointing to feel rising terror every time anyone suggests doing Big things, such as leaving the house.

I have long suspected that I was designed to hibernate for most of January and February.  Some year I may try this.  I can re-appear in March, with the daffodils and snowdrops and so on.

2012: A Preview

Now here at WhyNotSmile, we're not into New Year's Resolutions, because we have neither willpower not sticking power, and see no need to introduce one more inevitable disappointment into life.

But there is no harm in breaking with one's own traditions once in a while, so here goes.

This year I will:

Be prepared. It seems to me that there are few crises which cannot be improved (however slightly) by enduring them at home with a cup of tea.  Therefore, wherever I am this year, I shall always have enough money on me to get a bus home, and there will always be tea bags and milk in my house.

Be organised. I need to stop using Facebook as a reminder system, however successful it may be.  There is a point in everyone's life at which one must take responsibility for one's own daily schedule, and it is possible that this point has been passed.  I will figure out how to use the calendar thing on my phone, and stick to it.

Blog more. I have quite a number of half-finished posts.  I will try to finish at least some of them by the end of the year.

Apart from this, I will do everything exactly the same as I have always done it.