Running On Empty

I was contemplating what a good piece would be for today, and came up empty. Really, like feeling a bit dry, running on low. I feel the need toย keep it real here. It is important and also encourages others who struggle, as I do, to do the same. My life and emotions are just zapping me these days. I have a bit going on in the personal baggage department. And, then of course the holidays and all those mixed feelings, as I shared here. Shorter, cooler days and less sun also aid in my depression and insomnia flare ups.

So what do you do when things just get too overwhelming? Or like myself you find you’re running on empty?

Well, I have found that blogging has been a great therapy for me. But, it’s not always a place I can freely flow with every thought. So, finding a creative outlet elsewhere has been key for me too, over the years. Drawing and music are valuable to me. I can sit for hours just putting pencil to paper and playing a collection of eclectic artists. I go from heavy medal and hard rock all the way to piano music. With my creative flow it takes on a personality of its own. I will figure out as I go, as the music moves me. Sometimes it’s interesting what comes out at the end, often quite based on my musical connections.(Be sure to see my drawing below.)

Last, I cannot express how much finding kindred souls has helped! Through blogging I have found many that connect with me on different levels of understanding and empathy. Those that touch base with me daily and extend words of kindness to me. Going perhaps on just a vibe from an emotional piece I’ve written. These I cannot treasure enough. It is salve to the soul to have these connections.

Empathy is a beautiful and refreshing quality, but can also be abused by others. As an empath, I find myself at times drained. The world likes to siphonย strength from me, down to my heart and soul, until nothing but my shell remains. The arts, writing, music and blogging- these are the fuel that I must use to refill and empower myself. It doesย take time and effort, but I do know that this too shall pass.

I cannot emphasize enough how much it means to me when you leave a comment, even just a “hello” brightens my day. So, thank you!

The below came of listening to Poison’s “Every Rose Has A Thorn” and Bon Jovi’s “Bad Medicine” ๐Ÿ™‚


ยฉEvery Rose by SBDMB (MM)


Filed under Depression, My Art

37 responses to “Running On Empty

  1. You are a treasure! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Sending you a big hug…..

    You are more stronger and braver then you think.
    Now hey look at the beautiful person smiling….. You look lovely once again today

  3. Mother Willow

    You speak for many of us. Your writing is a treasure that share volumes of good sense. Have a good day.

  4. Just enjoy life the way you choose. Anything thing else does not belong to it.

  5. You have the tools (writing, drawing, music, etc) and you know how to use them! I think you’ll be just fine! Best wishes on finding contentment.

  6. Getting a comment on the blog is awesome, isn’t it ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. We are all here sweetie..
    Just keep on blogging

  8. You have such an interesting blog. Thanks for sharing. I’m a life coach blogger. Reading blogs is my hobby and I randomly found your blog. I enjoyed reading your posts. All the best for your future blogging endeavors. Please keep in touch with me in Google+, +sridharchandrasekaran Twitter @lifecoachbloger

  9. Your words always stir emotion in me. I can’t express how much joy and inspiration I get in reading your blog. Thank you for sharing such remarkable posts every day. Ending this post with an amazing sketch inspired by two of my top songs just nailed home the point of how awesome you are!

  10. It’s good to hear you sharing the good times and the not so good. Blogging can be hard at times but the blogging community are awesome friends ๐Ÿ˜Š

  11. This is just to wish you a happy and fun-filled day. Keep on shining your bright and beautiful light!

    • Thank you so very much my friend. You are one of the souls I was mentioning here. You are always an encouragement. So many thanks. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • You are welcome. You have been an uplifter to me too. I can’t thank you enough for your feedbacks and encouragement on my blog. โค

      • You are so welcome. It is a hard journey, this life. And we need to find beauty wherever we can. I find you to be a friend, if only in words. Because after all words are a window to the soul and that is where true beauty lies. Thank you for these kind words, you can’t even know how much I needed to hear such a thing at this moment. โค

  12. Bon Jov’s Bad Medicine……a great title for a blog post. Truly blogging is a medicine. ..Keep going and keep writing, you never know how much you brighten other people’s day even when yours is not as bright as what you think …Thanks for sharing your writings with us. I enjoy reading it.

    Take care and have a lovely weekend.

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  14. I totally understand you! Keep the nice work girl! ๐Ÿ™‚

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