There was no flash fic for me today, for a number of reasons.
The biggest is that I came down with a nasty cold at the end of last week and am only now feeling semi-human again. I had planned to spend three solid days writing, but only got a handful of words out. The most productive thing I did was edit the Motor City Pride pics. *sighs*
And much like Theo, I’m in a funk. Mine isn’t a writing funk though. When I have a chance to write, the words flow quite nicely and I feel good about where my writing career is headed. But I am depressed. It’s not particularly surprising since RL has become increasingly stressful. The day job used to be tolerable (if not a dream job) but it’s rapidly becoming an Evil Day Job and that’s causing a lot of problems. There are other things going on in real life that are equally stressful and frustrating. Plus, I don’t have a great outlet for dealing with any of it which takes a bad situation and makes it worse.
I’m functional. I can still get out of bed in the mornings, but I am not where I want to be right now. The interesting thing is, it feels a lot like my depression in high school, which wound up being caused by an undiagnosed thyroid condition. Depression is a symptom of Hypothyroidism.
I was due for my annual checkup anyway, so I scheduled a doctor’s appointment for today. It’s possible that the biggest thing wrong is my thyroid levels. Once I get bloodwork done I’ll have a better idea. It may be that a minor tweak of my thyroid medication will fix most of it and then I’ll have the energy to fix the rest. *crosses fingers*
Either way it’s something that has to be dealt with.
The good thing about having been depressed before is that I know it will pass eventually. I may not be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel at the moment, but I know it’s there.
Please visit the flash fic group on Facebook and check out the links to the other authors’ flash fics for this week. There are some fantastic ones.
I look forward to seeing you next Monday.