Nautically speaking, the doldrums are that calm on the seas. That down time in which your sailboat is stuck, at the whim of the waters, waiting for a breeze to pick up so something can happen.
Personally speaking, my personal doldrums are rather the same. I feel like this time where neither Paul & I are working has been a time of existing on the whims of others who shall decide our fate as to whether we'll work or not. Each day is another day of waiting for something to happen...always hoping for it to be a strong but gentle wind and not a major storm waiting to keelhaul us.
I need some change. I need a wind toward adventure.