Holy moly I quit! I quit my job, I quit my blog, I quit trying to keep the house clean, the dogs from making a mess, the family happy, the bank account in the positive…I just quit. Okay I really don’t but it sure felt good to say it and pretend for a minute that I could just let everyone fend for themselves. Can I quit any of those things? No…not really. It would be nice though to have like an entire day off from any responsibilities whatsoever wouldn’t it? I guess that’s not really part of being a responsible parent and adult though.I’m sure you all have those days, or moments, too don’t you? I can’t be the only one that gets to feeling tired, lazy, and just wants a break, even if it is a short lived one.
On second thought, is that really what I want? I’d miss my job (plus I sort of need it to pay the bills), I love my blog too much to give up on it, my house would be a mess (partly because of the dogs), the family would be irritable, and we’d be broke. Doesn’t sound quite as blissful as it did to begin with now does it? That’s just what I have to keep reminding myself when I feel a little overwhelmed.
When it looks like a tornado just went through the house I’ve been so desperately trying to clean I just have to take a step back and remember that its not a museum…rather its lived in by a busy family that includes two happy, healthy, active, and very, very messy children. If someone pops in and has a problem with it I will very politely show them where the broom is kept.
When I don’t get as many page views on my blog as I’d hoped for because my post was so freaking awesome how could everyone not want to read it, I have to remember that there’s always tomorrow and that post, or the one after that, or maybe the next one, will be truly epic and it will be all I can do not to crash the servers. (Ummmm…yeah I know, hopes and dreams, but that’s all any of us really have right?) I mean here you are reading this post right now so what you’re telling me is, there’s a chance.
When the checking account is looking a little pitiful, I just have to remember that at least there’s a balance in there because there was a time in the past where that wasn’t the case…it wasn’t looking slim because I just paid the mortgage and the new Harley payment, rather I didn’t know how I was going to pay the rent or if I’d be able to scrape up gas money. So there’s that…and even though sometimes it feels like everything is sucking a big fat egg, its just not that bad.
So there you go, my pity party for the day…I think everyone is entitled to one every once in a while as long as they don’t make it a habit. I think what’s really important is being able to cry your river, get it out of your system, and reflect on things to realize a.) it could truly be worse and b.) what you can do to improve on the things that are causing you to feel defeated. Having the answer isn’t always as important as being able to find it.
So, share with me…what’s got you feeling defeated these days? Maybe it’s not life altering, but it’s really eating away at you — everyone’s got something. Maybe we can all help each other with tips and ideas to turn those frowns upside down! Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!