I'm not sure when it happened, perhaps it happened so gradually I never really knew it was coming. Creativity and the ability to think for myself has kinda left me. I can't remember the last time I had something interesting to say or could make a worthwhile contribution to any discussion. Excitement for anything other than riding my bike (not racing), and sleeping is hard to come by.
I know what did it. Work. More specifically, doing a job I have no passion for and which demands more of me than I am willing to give. It has sucked the cool right out of this Joe Cool.
I know what I have to do to fix the problem too. I can't fix it right away though. The fixing will take some time and planning, squirreling away resources and lining up ducks, or something like that. The fix will be good. Thinking about it makes me smile. Shit, I'm even a little excited about it.