Let's get real.....

Posted by Christina // 12 Replies

This post is not my usual DIY project, or funny throwback, or fish tank tutorial.  It’s a wee bit more dreary and personal.  I get it if you don’t want to read it, so instead here’s a joke.  You don’t have to read the joke either, I can’t tell you what to do.

A mushroom walks into a bar. The bartender says, “Hey, get out of here! We don’t serve mushrooms here”. Mushroom says, “why not? I’m a fungai!”  Cue the belly laugh.

Now brace yourself for my Dear Diary entry.

You know when you have a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day…we all have them.  Yesterday was one of those days.

I didn’t get much sleep the night before, which always sets you up for success right?  My stomach was rumbling and my brain was racing.  I am not sure if it had anything to do with yesterday’s post, but bad nights generally lead into worse days for me.

I try my darndest to stay positive and draw up plans for buttons that will “insta-fix” any situation.  Wouldn’t that be great, if a magical button could turn your day around.

Oh you have a flat tire….boom you also have a winning lottery ticket.  Dream big my friends.

Some things aren’t fixable though right?  The death of a loved one for instance, is there anything that can ease the pain?  No seriously, if you know please fill me in.  I’ll pay big bucks for that information.

It always amazes me that as a grown woman sometimes the only thing that can make me feel better is a hug from my mom and a long talk with my dad.  Family is the greatest.  So many people don’t have that luxury, which sinks my heart right down to the floor.

So for anyone needing a hug today, come lay on my shoulder.  I will pat your head and sing “Soft Kitty” to you.  Come to mama.

What do you do when you are having a bad day?

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12 thoughts on “Let’s get real…..

  1. eatrunlivehappy

    I hope you feel better 🙁 I’ve had some bad days the last month. I’ve done a couple of things… First I stayed positive and faked a smile. Then the next day, I stayed as busy as I could and ran a lot. Then the next day I snapped at everyone for everything and then laid my head in my pillow and cried like a little baby. Then I felt better. Sometimes you just need to get it out!

    1. Christina Post author

      It’s funny because I am not a runner (obviously) but I actually feel like I need to go for a run haha!!! Just to get some stress relief. Or cry like a baby and eat ice cream 🙂

  2. Janelle

    Um yeah I’m totally a crier. And a run-to-my-Mommy kinda girl. Seriously though, I think I just try to remind myself that the sun will set and the sun will rise again (no matter how I act/feel, the sun does this) and I’ll have a brand new day.

    I truly, madly, deeply (ha) hope your family makes you feel better and Tim gives you the squeeziest of hugs and spoils you extra until you’re back to “normal” 😉 If I had your address, I’d send you cookies. Or brownies. Or a shaving cream pie to smash into Life’s face when it’s being a jerk.

    1. Christina Post author

      That is a really good way to think about it….the sun will set and the sun will rise. Today is a new day 🙂

      I could use some cookies haha

  3. Julie

    Well I always like the expression “Fake It Till You Make It”. Reaching out to friends and family is great, but other times you just need a little time to yourself to work it out in your own head. I have found that since I started working out on a regular basis it has helped a ton in keeping my mood in check. Not to say I don’t get the feeling no and then that I would love to strangle someone and then cry about it. LOL. I love a good cry.

    For losing a loved one, that pain will never go away. At times the feeling is not as strong, but in an instant it can come on full force and feel as real as the day they passed. For this I can only offer the advise to try and think of the best of times with that person. Or Take a moment and have a conversation with them about how you are feeling, and imagine how they would respond. Sometimes the comfort of just spending a moment with them is all you need to be strong again.

    Most of all don’t get down on yourself for having a bad day. We can’t be Positive Polly’s all the time. Bad Days help to appreciate the Good Days even more.

    Love ya Honey!!

    1. Christina Post author

      Every word of everything you just said had me shaking my head in agreement hahaha….you are the best 🙂

      “Bad Days help to appreciate the Good Days even more” I’m putting that on a post-it on my computer!!!

  4. CT

    I lost my dad during my last semester of college. I didn’t have the brain power to fake anything. I did my work and got the h.e.double hockey sticks out of the studio when I was done. What seemed to help me channel my “moodiness” (aka grieving) was to make a CD (this was before the days of iPhones okay) of songs guaranteed to make me cry (Luther Vandross Dance with My Father). Then I would drive around listening to my sad CD and sobbing hysterically – probably not the best state in which to be driving but whatever. That was a good release — you have to actually feel the emotions if you want to work through them. I think people forget that and think you have to be happy all the time. You don’t. We’re humans and we have a full range of emotions. Grieving is normal and very, very necessary. Take the time to do it. It has been almost ten years now and while I still can’t listen to that damn song without crying, I have great happy memories of my dad that I cherish and my day-to-day cheerful self returned.

    1. Christina Post author

      It is kind of funny that you say that. I lost both of my grandparents (who I was extremely close to) within six months of each other while I was living in the dorms in college. I tried to stay strong and the only time I ever cried was in the shower. I always wonder if I bottled it up too much.

      Sometimes a good cry is the only answer.

      And Dance With My Father is a heartbreaking song, I am so sorry for your loss and glad you have found your cheerful self again 🙂

  5. Whitney

    I know exactly how you feel on a bad day. Love your family as tight as you can because when they leave, it changes the dynamics of your life so much. I have my husband and children, I love them so much. Hope your day turned out better than it started.


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