The Mood That Shifts

i woke up on the wrong side of the cave today.
i felt like i didn’t get any sleep,
i’m battling a head cold,
the flu is trying to make me it’s bitch,
and i didn’t feel like going to work.
i did find joy in putting up this wolf for ig foxhole consumption:

um,
yum,
but even ^that was short lived.
so i could’ve spent the day moody,
but i wanted to try and snap out of it.
a first for me.
something inside told me to start watching videos of…

…i love tracee’s laugh.
i shifted over to these gems next:

…and i felt so much better.
i spoke to folks at work differently.
i made them laugh and they wanted to soak up my energy.
tracee ellis ross and issa rae have a light within them.
they have such contagious energy that i instantly felt happy.
folks noticed i was in a “good mood”,
which i don’t want to always wear a disclaimer:

JAMARI FOX!
BAD MOOD!
COMING THROUGH!
DON’T LOOK IN THE EYES OR HIS LASER BEAMS WILL SHOOT YOUR HEAD OFF!

sometimes i don’t want to be bothered,
but i want to try and shift my moods when they happen.
that leads me to font this:

DO WHAT YOU CAN TO SHIFT

it’s fun to sit in funk,
but you can’t stay there for too long.
give yourself time to be funky,
but try to get into the present.
it’s like the whole forest changes when you’re in a better mood.

lowkey: tracee and issa are like the vixen version of me.
i think that’s why it awakened a brighter side of me.

Author: jamari fox

the fox invited to the blogging table.

7 thoughts on “The Mood That Shifts

  1. Tracee Ellis Ross was a great choice for someone to lighten up your day. She’s funny, intellectual, present, and I feel like she really does “get it”. It’s hard to believe because she grew up privileged but she seems to have an understanding of people as human beings. I like her!

  2. Jamari try this. It works for me so it may work for you:

    I give myself a wallow weekend. That’s two days where I give myself the chance to be in a funk, stressed about something out of my control, etc. After my wallow weekend I must snap out of it. I try my best to not let things get the best of me. Life is to short and too precious to hold grudges, depression, hostility, etc. I feel like 2017 constantly taught us that, and I refuse for 2018 to do so. Bless up man!

  3. Please get out of my head , I have felt a kinship to tracee (more so her character Joan ) and Issa for years. The awkwardness and neurotic nature they show is right up my alley, they just so different from the kind of black people we are used to seeing on tv and movies it’s nice to have people to relate to.

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