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Renee
02 October 2006 @ 07:36 pm
Very much as a surprise to me for the last couple of weeks I haven't felt like doing genealogy. I haven't felt like doing anything, not even getting on my computer to read my email. I only got on to see if my daughter Marie on her mission has sent an email, and even that was late looking at. I have no idea what is wrong with me. I have felt a little nausea and tired. I think it might be the change in the weather. Could just be my fibromyalgia acting up. But that doesn't explain my lack of interest in my genealogy. Could I be burnt out? I don't know I never have been before.

I have been quietly watching videos and crocheting leprosy bandages for a humanitarian project. Maybe the bandages are really needed by someone right now so I needed to spend all my time doing that. I think I've made about 6 or 7 of them and they take 15 hours a piece. The movies I have been watching have all been either on true life characters or historical in nature. So I have a germ of a feeling about genealogy while watching them. I seem to be really big on watching stuff from the Civil War era.

I have been so perplexed as to my lack of motivation that I have even prayed to get my genealogy spirit back.

One thought that came to mind is maybe my current project isn't exciting enough for me. I did a focus list of all the Mrs. in my database and then I have been looking online to see if anyone already had their maiden names. I have had success on some of them. I was thinking maybe that project came to close to my searching everyone with dates in my database and it's to boring right now.

I do have a lot of microfilm that I wanted to transcribe, maybe that is the right direction to take for now. Just not motivated yet to do that.

I did find it enjoyable today reading Henry Z. Jones, Jr. book "Psychic Roots - Serendipity & Intuition in Genealogy". Maybe it's just time to get caught up on reading for a while. As you can see I am very undecided as what to do. This is uncharted territory for me now. Is it even possible for a genealogy addict to get burned out? I've never heard of such a thing. Maybe I really am sick. Well at least the bright side is I haven't lost my desire to think about genealogy otherwise I wouldn't be so concerned about it.

See ya tomorrow, for tomorrow is always another genealogy day.
 
 
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