David Andrew Wiebe Reflects on January 2012David Andrew Wiebe discusses New Year fatigue and whether or not his website got hacked.

Bonus: David Andrew Wiebe Reflects on January 2012 In Summary

At the tail end of 2011 I encountered a phenomenon I would later identify as New Year Fatigue.

In 2011 I was bombarded with financial troubles, a horrific roommate, companies that treated their customers like dirt (at least they treated me that way), and work situations whose rewards weren’t proportionate to the amount of effort I was putting in.

The second half of 2011, however, was joy-filled and easygoing by comparison. My band performed at the Fringe Festival, I started a new business, and I took a work vacation and a real vacation after refinancing my home. I left unhealthy work situations behind.

After Christmas, however, I found myself tired out and unable to perform. I was still keeping up with work, but I wasn’t doing a whole lot at home. Since my only work at the time was as a music teacher, I would have had substantial time at home, and just found myself too exhausted to do much of anything.

This condition plagued me for several more months in 2012. I identified it as not merely tiredness but fatigue, and there were some physical symptoms that went along with it. However, the doctors couldn’t pinpoint anything wrong with me besides high blood pressure and lack of Vitamin D.

I have since run into this fatigue issue, but it hasn’t been long-lasting or chronic. I have found that sunlight makes a big difference in energy levels and the amount of sleep I require. In general, I haven’t found that I require as much sleep during the summer and I have more energy.

As for the website getting hacked, I can’t confirm that’s what happened. All I know is that I couldn’t log in to Movable Type thanks to some errors in the database. It took me quite a while to figure out what was wrong.

Author: David Andrew Wiebe

David Andrew Wiebe has built an extensive career in songwriting, live performance, recording, session playing, production work, investing, and music instruction. In addition to helping musicians unlock their full potential, he also continues to maintain a touring schedule with multiple bands.