…so you may as well be happy!

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This past week I have become what I dread and the total opposite of my usually idealistic and spirited self.

The kids have been unusually extra irritable, things all around me seem to be breaking down (including myself!), I’ve been a targeted prey yet again from ghosts in the past, most public encounters have been less than amiable including the grouchy lady in the grocery store that felt the need to almost knock me over without saying sorry and instead scowling at me as if it was my fault (Oh did I mention I had my kids with me?) and for once I feel overwhelmed with everything going on when I’m usually on top of things.
So what do I do? Well, you know, what any agitated Gen Y woman would do… take it to social media.
Bring on the bitching!

But then I sit back and look at my griping translated through Instagram quotes, sporadic impassioned tweets and dismal facebook statuses and realize… what the heck is wrong with me?
I know I’ve got some genuinely supportive family and friends that do care and will ask me if I’m OK, but for the most part, we all know… nobody really cares if you’re upset.
It’s a bad day, not a bad life, right?
Well in my case, it’s a ton of bad days, consecutively in a row… but who’s counting?
Geez Carol! Put those big-girl pants on, slap on some red lipstick and get back to what matters.

So often, we tend to let our bad days overshadow everything and in turn, make ourselves look like one big sob story. Ugh! That’s totally aggravating. It irks me when people constantly complain that things aren’t going their way or they think the world is always out to get them. And darn it have I turned into that obnoxious person.

You know what’s equally cringe-worthy?
Those funny people that act like they’re always happy and life to them is one big pile of sunshine and skittles. Oh you know which type I’m talking about. I’ll have what she’s having.

But thank you. Thank you to those that have loved me and stayed in my corner even when I was not very loveable.
Here’s a virtual cupcake and a big hug. Sorry for being such a sissy. Will never happen again… (or so I hope!)

36 comments on “Nobody Cares If You’re Upset…”

  1. I needed this post..
    Thank you! I’ve been having a hell of a week and now that I’ve gotten the complaining out of my system, its time for me to pull up my big girl panties, too. xo

    • Sorry to hear your week has been crappy, Lisa. We all get those days or weeks or months. What’s important is you think about all the amazing you’ve got and give yourself a little swift motivational boost. It’s healthy to have moments. πŸ˜‰ xx

  2. You got that right, C! Life’s not all sunshine and Skittles…or sparkly unicorn rainbow poop either (because we all know unicorns poop rainbows, right?). Sometimes life can get pretty damn shitty. It’s how we deal with the shit that counts though πŸ™‚ Sometimes I find a good cry or walk in the woods (letting out a really loud “ARRRRRRRGH!!!!”) helps. I also remember life’s too short to get consumed in the not so nice stuff. Love this post. Keep on keepin’ on! xo

    • You’re the best. I realized more than ever now how important it is to have such positive people around me because it truly helps when I’m down. I know we are human and we all have down day and yes a nice little scream or kickboxing session is good. Haha! Thanks for always being that positive light around me, Christine! xx

  3. Hugs my friend. Even us positive ones have these days. I tend to avoid the complaining over social media. Who does that help anyways? But have I once or twice, of course. We are only human. Cheers to sunshine and skittles. XO

    • Absolutely! I think there’d be something wrong with me if I didn’t have these “moments”. I wouldn’t call them moments of weakness because I don’t think it’s weak to feel emotional sometimes or upset or sad or frustrated. I think it’s weak to not want to admit that you’re imperfect and have your bad days. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the pep talk, my friend! xx

  4. I am totally having this kind of life/week right now. All those happy happy people make me irritated too! I hope you are feeling better now.

  5. I know some of those people who have “seemingly” perfect lives. You have a wonderful outlook Carol, good for you!

  6. I think we are all so sick of the cold and the weather that people are snapping everywhere. Ive been taking lots of deep breaths and reminding myself to smile. Sometimes its through clenched teeth though πŸ™‚ And yes, social media makes it way too easy to focus on the negative!!

  7. This too shall pass. I find life sometimes goes in circles. Sometimes it’s circumstance and sometimes it’s me forgetting to be thankful all the time.

  8. No worries, we’ve all had one of those days! I usually go venting to my friends and do my best to keep away from social media, because I know I will regret things I have posted/said. Keep up the positive attitude and smile πŸ™‚

  9. I have totally been where you are Carol! I just try to keep off Facebook when i am in that mood as you are right no one cares!

  10. thanks for sharing it made my day after spending 2 days trying to get somewhere else and not moving very fast hopefully today is my moving day

  11. We all have those times! Hopefully your days will start getting better. I think this winter is starting to bring out the grumpiness in a lot of us!

  12. I hear ya, I too am having a lousy week and just want to stay in bed, I’ve been snappy with everyone and I don’t even know why, it has to be the weather I know I am sick and tired of all this snow

  13. Awe, you did well. I find that when I am having an especially hard time, I look for a blessing in the day and focus on that. Hugs.

  14. My life trust me is not skiddles lol..have many of those days with a dual diagnoser special needs son and always say tomorrow will be better as his behaviours sometimes get off because of the seizures \But i say yup tomorrow will be better.. I smile when out in oublic as nothing is wrong as I never want anyones pitty but at home my sorrow goes to my son YUP tomorrows will be better I pray for that I like that you are venting your thoughts as that is really important

  15. Great attitude! We all have bad days. We just have to be careful how much we let it seep into our overall attitude towards life!

  16. Honestly this weather can’t be helping our attitudes lately either because I’m be unusually irritable too lately.

  17. *BIGS HUGS* to you Carol! Don’t worry, we ALL have those moments…and it’s only natural. You’re such a wonderful person and don’t be so hard on yourself! Trust me, everyone has bad days or bad weeks…or bad years! Even the people w/ big piles of sunshine & skittles πŸ˜‰ hehe. I love the positive attitude you always find πŸ™‚

  18. I love your attitude! I think we all need a little reminder to practice a little “acceptance” and acknowledgement that bad things will pass. At the same time, don’t be so hard on yourself! You sound like you had a crappy few days and it’s okay to vent about it!

  19. This just made my day! I too have been having one of those days and you completely just threw me a nice virtual slap of reality. Sometimes we need to hear this. You rock! And hope your week gets better!

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