But seriously though…. Have you ever felt like you were in one big rut? It started off that you were having a little rough patch. You were not in your normal groove, and as time passed, you figured it would go back to normal. You read all those ecards and quotes about ‘not having a rainbow without the storm’ and you related to all the other people going through difficult times. There was a sense of reassurance that soon you would be feeling good and that the storm would pass. That is until you see those same people happy and moving forward, and you are not one of them. It is as if time froze you in this dark place. You can see light, and you have your happy and great moments, but they are not constant. You think to yourself, “Is this one big rut…. or is this your life?” Have you ever felt this way? Well, I have. And to be honest, there are times that I still do about certain aspects of my life. On occasion, I feel like I am on that one last piece of ice, slowly melting away. You know like the polar bear commercials where he is on that ice, and you just want to cry out for him to get to land before it melts. You know other polar bears could help, but as he floats further and further away, it seems as if he is all alone. Ok, maybe I took that polar bear analogy a little over the top, but you get the point. It can seem like this rut is transitioning into your life as you now know it. As each day passes, it becomes more difficult to make those changes, to reach out to those people, to start over again or maybe repair what needs to be repaired. It doesn’t matter where you are in life, most of us can relate to this feeling. Is this how life is as you settle into it or are you just going through the motions? I honestly don’t know that answer, and it is different for each one of us. But what I do know is that we probably could be a little happier, less stressed, and a hell of a lot less anxious. The one thing that may suck to hear is that there is not one solution. But the good thing is that there are many ways we can accomplish feeling better and figuring it all out. We can start by being open, and communicating our fears and feelings. I promise you other people feel the same way. We can then share our experiences in hopes that we gain insight as well as connect and support others feeling the same way. This is a process, and a continual journey that we are going to have to experience throughout our lives. So why not share it together? So please comment below if you have ever felt this way. Maybe you even want to share an experience with myself or others. You do not have to feel like a lonely Polar Bear much longer….