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[Aug. 3rd, 2003|11:26 pm]
Doug Ayen
[mood |depresseddepressed]

I know nobody out there really cares, but I've been completely unmotivated recently.

I used to be passionate about knifemaking, about finding and reading a new book, about discovering something new I hadn't known before. Lately, however, I have no enthusiasm for anything. Life has become a meaningless series of events required only to ensure that those events can continue repeat indefinitely.
I've really started to question why I bother to do anything at all.
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[User Picture]From: rmd
2003-08-03 08:50 pm (UTC)
oh blah. i hate that kind of depression when it hits. i'm sorry.

*hug*
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[User Picture]From: perspicuity
2003-08-03 10:15 pm (UTC)
hmmm, i get that too sometimes. well, sometimes a lot too.

sometimes i sulk and go with it for a bit, but usually what gets me out of it is getting outside, and fresh air, some kind of swift kick in the ass that's new... hopefully something i can sustain. being around people helps, getting out to socials or whatever. having a routine helps, a fixed schedule, though, sometimes it's that very routine which causes it too (like a suckful commute or job)... and that requires change too.

hope you can shake it off. i enjoy your crafting ramblings and enthusiasm for things i know you still have.
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-08-04 07:30 am (UTC)

If it helps...

I've been following your bladesmithing posts for some time now, and I've been wondering why they were so infrequent. (Actually, I put it down to the new job.)
When I get depressed like this, it usually helps for me to get out and be social, even if (perhaps especially if) I don't feel like being social.
-dsr-
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[User Picture]From: tcb
2003-08-04 12:49 pm (UTC)
:(

*hug*

that sucks..

need to go to DisneyWorld!
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From: cathoris
2003-08-05 05:15 pm (UTC)
Disneyland for sure!!!
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