Running on Empty

A depressed and hungover young woman holds her head in her hands at the breakfast table

Hey Shameless Readers! I have been writing and creating new blog post for the month of October like crazy. But in the mean time I wanted to share this post with you.

This month I have really felt drained, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. This is due to a lot of situations, people, and just life.

I was pouring life into people and things and didn’t mean me no good. And when you just keep giving and they keep taking and taking, who is there to fill me up when I am on E? So I found myself alone, at home, laying on the floor staring into space. I wouldn’t say that I was depressed, that just seem more extreme and I have been there before. I was just drained. I slept from the time I got off until to the next day (I normally get home at 5:30pm).

I didn’t want to do anything and I didn’t want to go anywhere. Friends would call to make plans, but I just could partake in any social environments nor did I want anyone in my personal space. I kind of cut the world out.

I suddenly realized the state I was in, and asked myself “Shamel, what are doing here?” In that moment I realized that I needed to let go of all the negative forces in my life. If it don’t help me to grow or is not a positive energy in my life I needed to L.I.G. it LET IT GO. Saying goodbye to people and things are not always a happy moment but you can find the “good” in goodbye. (There will be a continuation of this blog 😉 )

So what I did to refill myself was, do things that made ME happy. I cleaned up my house and purchased some wonderful candles from Bath and Body works, this always brightened my spirits. My weekly routine also includes bubble baths with Lush Cosmetic products, and if you follow me on my social networks it seem that I am there every day. lol I also started back doing Special Effect Makeup and I absolutely adore doing that. It takes my mind off of things and I get to channel my inner creativity. I always say how I don’t have a hobby, but I think I have found one! I must admit that SFX incorporates strategic thinking and planning. But most of all I enjoy it. I also wrote more blogs about current situations and things that were on my mind. I am so happy for what I have in store for the month of October.

Doing these things gave me the positive energy I need to keep moving forward in life.
What I want you to take away from this blog is that it’s ok to be alone to get yourself right. At the end of the day, you are responsible for taking care of yourself no one else. When you are running on E fill yourself up with things that make you happy.

What are some of the ways you fill yourself up when you are running on E? I would love to hear your feedback!

Until next time,
Shamel Robinson

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  • Reply
    Veronica Adams
    November 2, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    This hit home, mid way this year I found myself doing this same thing. I can’t sustain the fact of being unhappy.
    It’s good to see in life you are never alone in curtain situation.
    This was a awesome blog and you are a true inspiration!

  • Reply
    Jasmine Watson
    October 28, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Hey, My name is Jasmine or Jayee for short. You do not know me but I know someone who knows you so I started following your Instagram (creep sorry) lol. But I am a pre-nursing major, dancer, and I take an interest is marketing and public relations. That’s what drew me close to your blog. I went to UCM for a semester for marketing; specialize in fashion marketing, but it did not work out for me at the time due to a few personal circumstances. Long story short I love your blogs. You inspire me to blog. I love to talk and write about what I love. I have read almost all of your blogs and I am glad that you are not afraid to speak of your past and let the world know you still battle and struggle with everyday life situations. Keep it up Love

    • Reply
      November 2, 2016 at 3:44 pm

      Thank you Jasmine, I’m glad you love my blog. I promise to blog more frequently. Stay in touch <3

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