As part of my bull-free year, I’m just going to come right out and say it: I’m having a horrible day today.

Scratch that. This has been a horrible week. Month. Year. Decade. Millenium. {okay, I’m waxing dramatic here…}

I’m not going to come right out and tell the Internet world all of my business, but right now I’m dealing with a lot of outside situations that are leaving me pretty bummed out on the inside.

To start, I’m going through this whole mental freak-out right now. First of all, I feel completely powerless. I feel like nothing going on right now is even remotely in my control. In Wisconsin, here…there are so many things going on and I can’t do anything to stop them. My Type A personality is having a full-blown hissy fit.

I’m also feeling totally incapable of the things I am doing. Because of that outside stuff, I’m totally off focus. Homework is not being done. Deadlines are not being met. Relationships are taking turns for the worse. I honestly feel like I’ve got this raincloud above me and people are steering clear because they don’t want to get wet.

I’m scared, too. I’m afraid that because I no longer have a smile on my face and am not funny anymore, people are just going to stop being friends with me. Then I start to wonder if all of humanity is really just this huge big chain of using people, and that as soon as our value is used up then we’re thrown away, like I’m the Motorola Razr and everybody just upgraded to the iPhone…

Okay. I’m being dramatic. I totally am. But the reason I wanted to tell you this, Internet people, and who read my blog and think that it’s inspiring/funny/intellectual/entertaining is because I know you feel like that too, some days.

It’s the winter blues, man. It’s got all of us.

So…now what?

To be honest, I really, really would just like to lay here in bed and continue to complain and think about the things I can’t change and are out of my control. But would that really solve anything? No.

So I’ve compiled for myself a GET HAPPY! list, which will be my next blog post.

But I wanted to let you know. That life sucks sometimes. And sometimes you can’t just ignore it, so you write about it. That’s the first thing on the list.

If you’re having a bad day, week, month, decade, millenium…this one’s for you. Read my next post, and get happy…but don’t feel bad about being down in the dumps. Happens to the best of us.


5 thoughts on “A Bad Day.

  1. Jen, you’re wonderful and beautiful and an incredible human being in so many ways. Life gets tough sometimes and it’s okay to be upset for a little while. However, we need to find the strength to keep going and not keep digging a hole for ourselves or stay sad or whatever because life is actually too awesome to waste it being sad. It’s like okay, something bad has happened, so what are you gonna do about it? We’re gonna do like the Dalai Lama. Can you control it? Is there something you can do about it? If the answer is no, then embrace it, face it and move on. If the answer is yes, then do something about it and fix it. We cannot control what happens to us but we can control how we react to it. No matter what we’re going through, we need to be able to find something positive and believe that everything happens for a reason and that something good will come out of this. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. There’s so many things in our lives that we can’t control so you just have to let go of them and focus on what you can control. You know what you can control? Your happiness. Because if you want to be happy you just need to choose to be. Nobody’s life is perfect and we just need to realize that. Just focus on the good things in your life (which I know are many and I know that because I am your friend and sometimes I want to be like you because you’re so awesome). You have so much to be grateful for and I know life sometimes is very overwhelming and you forget about how lucky you are. I shall repeat that you’re one of the coolest persons I have ever met in my entire life (I’m not even kidding) and that I’m here for you forever and always and I’ve told you that before. Life is beautiful and wonderful and yeah. So I shall now write quotes from my bedroom wall to finish off this comment (I knew they were gonna be useful someday!).

    “The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything”

    “Everything is going to be super duper”

    “Keep your head up, keep your chin un and most importantly keep smiling because life is a beautiful thing and there0s so much to smile about” – Marilyn Monroe

    “Remind yourself that it’s okay not to be perfect”


  2. I found your blog through your post on Joy the Baker ! New connection made ! Woo!!

    It was interesting that I came to your blog and the first post that I read, I TOTALLY relate to you. I’ve had a couple of really rough few months (actually it’s been a few years but these last few months have been particularly bad) and it’s only been about a week or two that I’m starting to feel like myself again. I was able to slowly pull myself out (and yes, I still have some ways to go but at least I have a smile back on my face) is to create a list of things that I want to work on (i.e. myself, my health, my blog, personal projects) and on a daily basis, I make sure that I take time to do one thing towards one of those goals. I put goals and made sure that I thought about how to achieve it and I am consistently working on it – this has helped me change my focus from my problems to other things that make me happy and feel like I am in control of my life rather than being drained and feeling overwhelmed all the time.

    Take time for yourself. Exercising has also been great for me so keep it up !!

    Hope that helps a little bit and that you’re not having as difficult days now..!

    1. Hey there! So I totally read your blog just now and I’m loving it! You seem as obsessed with Montreal as I am about Nashville. If I ever visit, you’re going to have to let me know where to go! :) Thanks for the blog love, girl!

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