[I feel like ^this^. It isn't very attractive.]
Everything just seems to be going... wrong. Or, perhaps a better explanation would be that things - nothing, actually - seems to be going to plan or at all favorably. Things suck.
I've got financial woes out the ass so even though I do fairly well in the salary arena, I never seem to come out ahead. (Actually, more often than not I come out faaaaaar behind...still) And, never one to be unsupportive of the sweetheart, I also deal with his stressors. Afterall, he and I are going to be a we, so his problems are my problems, too. Add to all this the 19 year old we invited to be our roommate... when did I have a kid? I don't remember giving birth, but apparently I am now a
crazed lunatic who is becoming her parents way too fast proud mother.
And I know... I know it will get better with time. Be patient, be optimistic, and never give up, those are the virtues I have to which I must cling. Although, ya know, sometimes I would much rather just give in to the nut job inside me (...as if I don't already...); things would all be so much easier then. It was
Teddy Roosevelt an African proverb that said "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far" -- I like big sticks, and I like how those Africans rolled.
Well, on a brighter note...or maybe just on a note that cheers me up ever so slightly, Katie over at Making this Home posted this today. I had to smile. If you don't then I guess you just don't have a soul........ I kid, I kid.
How do you handle stressful times in your life? What do you use as inspiration to keep you motivated?