I'm sure we've all been there before.
You've got a good momentum going. The days are passing quickly and you're getting things accomplished. Maybe not everything you want to get done, but enough so that you feel satisfied at the end of the day. You're feeling creative and managing some energy. Despite minor setbacks and some major drama in the past, you're moving forward and things are looking up. You no longer dwell on the bad. There are other things filling your mind and heart, keeping you busy, and you're hopping along just fine. You're in the groove.
And then you come to a bump in the road. There are no warning signs. The road isn't closed or anything, there hasn't been some major accident... but that bump in the road comes out of nowhere. It throws you off of this groove you'd finally gotten into. It jars you, it takes you out of that content head space, and it reminds you that you should never get too comfortable with the way things are. It reminds you that being positive isn't really the way to go, because you'll lose that groove eventually and what then? Better to expect it than to be blind sided. It makes you start scanning the road in worry, wondering what else lies ahead. It destroys your focus and sense of satisfaction. You're sure the road before you will be getting worse soon, that there will be obstacles and heartache that you can't see yet ... and that's when you stop enjoying yourself, and feel like stopping moving forward altogether.
Sorry for the metaphors... I'm ok, really, it just helps to get it out sometimes!
Playing: Silent Hill 2