Wednesday, May 25, 2011


I'm in a rut. I've talked about this a lot lately but I'm going to repeat myself once more (surprising, I know, but bear with me). I have been going nonstop for the past year and I anticipated thoroughly enjoying my easy going summer with absolutely no responsibilities or demands on my time other than my little more than part time job. Well, it's been about two weeks since the dust has fully settled and all obligations have been met and can I just say, I am BORED out of my mind!! I'm not sure how much more of this "relaxation" I can handle. I need homework. I need papers. I need the stress of running around like a crazy person!

I know what you're all thinking..."kelly, you're nuts" closely followed by the slightly exasperated sigh and "find a new hobby!". I know! I've looked at yoga, cake decorating, sewing classes, piano lessons, water aerobics...nothing is really sticking. I wake up in the morning around 9:00 or 10:00 and the roll over because I have no where to be until 8:00pm.

Here's a new word of the day's been a while but this one is particularly fitting.

ennui (n.)

a feeling of listlessness and general dissatisfaction resulting from lack of activity or excitement

I am too bored to be bothered with finding a new hobby and I think I'm going to go crazy before the summer is over.


Shannon said...

"What's the opposite of ennui?" "Off-ui! Ha ha! I'm cured!"

Grandma Cebe said...

OK - you need to fix this. You can't spend the summer sleeping. Do you want to be my walking partner? It would get you out of bed and maybe energized just a bit.

hassan Durrani said...

You are rite Kelly , we all need some Physical exertion , physically or mentally .I have always tried to put my exertions on social work or some sort od Debates , some times that bores me too as too much single exertion is bad either , we need varieties in our lives .

Wendy said...

Some people thrive on being busy and pushing themselves. Maybe you're one of those people. Is there anything you've been wanting to try, a personal challenge of some sort, that you didn't have time for before? Could be a good time to take it on. Or maybe there's an organization you believe in that could use volunteers for the summer?

There's nothing wrong with taking a well-deserved break, but if you're not enjoying it, get busy, woman!