Comments on: Do we have a case of the New Year Blahs? One couple's story of escaping 9 to 5 until 65 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:22:09 +0000 hourly 1 By: Bryan Fri, 22 Jan 2016 22:54:20 +0000 I was commenting to Abby about the same thing with PF bloggers. I really had not thought of it that way until you and her mentioned it.

I just could not put my finger on why the Winter Blahs or whatever it was causing me to feel the way I am. Hard to say for sure.

BTW – I loved that article of your’s that you posted last year. The McDuck image of diving into piles of money caught my attention immediately. News Flash: I am a fan of money! 🙂

By: Bryan Fri, 22 Jan 2016 22:49:34 +0000 I think my grove and yours is about the same at this point. I seem to be going with the flow the best I can.

It is interesting to look at frugality from a bloggers point of few. We put out our opinions, thoughts, and emotions out there for all to see in its glory and splendor. Trying to live up to some form of mythical PF perfection since we should no better, is very hard to maintain. Add in the holidays and turnover at work, it all took a toll on me.

I think I will look into the SAD light. We had nearly 2 weeks of rain/snow/overcast weather up here. Hard to believe living in AZ we could use them.

By: Stockbeard Thu, 21 Jan 2016 22:01:33 +0000 “The last 18 months it has literally consumed my life.”
Same here. I’ve mentioned my own struggles with this on my blog recently:

I’d also like to reply about the “Winter’s Blah”. for me it’s simple: I had much more free time in November/December. January is the “no kidding around anymore” time of the year at work. Much less time to answer on my blog etc… I’m sure a significant amount of PF bloggers have similar constraints (or, rather, less constraints in December due to vacation)

By: Abigail @ipickuppennies Thu, 21 Jan 2016 17:24:17 +0000 Haha, well thanks for the shout-out, I think. My blahs lifted around the time I started back up using the SAD light. (Yep, I’m so good I can apparently get SAD in Arizona.) So I think that was part of it. But also some burnout in there.

I think bloggers spend so much time hyping frugality amid the holidays, then resolutions for the new year, that we’re tired and out of subjects for mid- to late-January. Just my theory.

I’m back more or less into the groove. Then again, my groove still consists of flying by the seat of my pants, generally lucky to think of a post two days ahead of time. Usually writing the night before or the day of.

By: Bryan Tue, 19 Jan 2016 21:56:29 +0000 Glad to hear things are going well for you! Looking at the big picture for us, it really is not that bad. I just can’t identify to source of why I feel the Blahs.

I can relate with the market the last couple weeks. However, it could present some excellent buying opportunities. 🙂

By: Financial Velociraptor Tue, 19 Jan 2016 20:19:09 +0000 I have to say life is good in the new year. The market not so much but I feel in a good place.