I have been dealing with low mood recently (six weeks give or take) and I have had similar periods in the past but something different has happened this time that I've never noticed before.
So I got some bad news yesterday. Basically I want to go back to University and complete my studies. Studying is one of the few things that I felt gave me purpose and could be a viable career option, I felt that I really fit in that environment and it was the last time I felt really fufilled. Yesterday I found out that my application for funding has been denied. Everything was riding on this and I keep waiting for it to hit me, for me to want to curl up and just cry my eyes out or at to feel something but I just felt really (for lack of a better description) spaced out like something really minor had happened and then I woke up today and still nothing. I don't feel happy but I don't feel teary either. I wouldn't categorise how I feel as sad even.
I literally don't know what my next step is but for the first time in a long time I didn't panic, I didn't even push myself hard when job hunting today. I feel like up to this point my feelings and resulting behaviour has been predictable. Is it shock or a delayed reaction? Has my brain just gone into overload and just given up on feeling sad. I've never experienced anything like this before.