The Lights Are On But Nobody Is At Home

It’s too late to be sitting alone in the Office but for some unknown reason my head hasn’t powered down just yet. There’s a whole load of stuff running through my mind, the endless jobs which I am yet to complete, the many possibilities that tomorrow brings and a few other random bits of information which always seem to pop up around midnight when I consider attempting sleep.

I haven’t had time to sit down and to  work through the ‘usual jobs’ so far this week. I haven’t read many blogs, nor have I responded to a great deal of emails other than those I consider urgent.

Following having my final wisdom tooth extracted on Monday I have found myself feeling totally unfocused. I’m not sure whether it’s the pain relief or my body begging me to rest and recover. I am simply not on the ball, I can’t even seem to find the ball!

It’s just like the old saying “the lights are on but nobody is at home”. My eyes are open but there is very little registering at this current time. I am sure that I will find my mojo at some point soon but until then I’ll amble along in a dream like state wondering ‘Is This Earth?’.

The Lights Are On But Nobody Is At Home

I can’t wait until this month is over if I’m honest, I’ve never been a huge fan of January. Everyone’s either skint, on some kind of desperate diet, depressed, lonely or simply bored.

It’s usually cold, wet, dark and miserable outside, there’s naff all on the television and nobody can be bothered or can afford to go out. No wonder so many of us book a summer holiday at this time of year, we are all desperate to escape the misery!

I wouldn’t say I was miserable, I am far from it considering all that we have done in the past few months. I am just a bit fed up with my own failings in the never ending job search and with the endless wet weather which seems to plague the North West.

I guess there is such a thing as ‘Blue Monday’ but being me, I am a little late to join the party as I seem to be suffering from ‘Gloomy Thursday’. Let’s hope that come morning (I realise that technically it is early morning as I write this) I will feel a little lighter, the rain might have stopped and possibly, just maybe things might go my way for once.



  1. January 19, 2017 / 9:39 am

    I’ve felt pretty much the same lately, like I’m dragging myself from task to task. I was determined this January was going to be different so despite having zero motivation I’ve fooled myself in to thinking I have. Slow and steady wins the race Rachel, blue skies will follow the grey and tons of offers will land in your lap soon 🙂 xx

  2. January 19, 2017 / 6:02 pm

    Ah, this explains why you haven’t left a comment on my blog recently, coindently, I have also had a tooth removed this week, I dread the dentist, would much rather have a baby!

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:34 pm

      Yes I’ve been a busy lady

  3. January 20, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    Oh bless you, sounds like you’re going through the mill a bit. Hope the tooth extraction pain has gone down a bit now? January is a crappy month anyway but it’ll soon be over. Here’s to February and I’m sure you’ll find your mojo again soon lovely xx

    • January 20, 2017 / 10:28 pm

      Thanks Jade I soo hope so.

  4. January 20, 2017 / 11:57 pm

    Sorry you’re feeling a bit down, it’s a tough time of year and miserable weather doesn’t help. And, I can sympathise on the wisdom teeth thing, I had all four of mine out at once. Ouch!

  5. January 24, 2017 / 6:59 am

    January is a rubbish month, not helped with you being unwell with your wisdom teeth! I’ve just had tonsillitis so that’s added to the January blues. Hope you are feeling better soon. It is almost Feb after all (how is it almost Feb already!) #tuesdaytreasures

  6. January 24, 2017 / 7:56 am

    Awww, maybe having your wisdom tooth out on the Monday caused a delayed reaction to the gloom?? I hope you’re feeling better and brighter today. January seems to be going on forever doesn’t it?! Am doing taxes today… my turn to be #tuesdaytreasures

  7. January 24, 2017 / 11:00 am

    January is my least favourite month, by mid-January all I ever want to do is curl up in a ball and hide until spring, it’s good we have a month where we can all be less than sparkly though because it means the rest of the year has a chance to shine like the brightest star #tuesdaytreasures

  8. January 27, 2017 / 3:23 pm

    January is a tough old month! It’s even harder if you’re suffering from pain (or a lack of general mojo!). Hope you feel better soon, sometimes a good sleep sorts things right out! (p.s. I’m always late to the party too – join the club xx) #TuesdayTreasures

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