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Wah, why is being an adult so HARD... [Jan. 26th, 2012|11:36 am]
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Yesterday was not a good day. Work was overwhelming, I had to sandwich in a vet appointment for two of the cats, where I got lectured for failing to keep their shots up to date, and letting poor Jasper struggle with his allergies for so long, and then back home where Geezercat had had a colossal failure to find the litterbox...a couple of times...and then a group admonishment at work for not getting stuff done by deadline, plus needing to nag my contractor who keeps PROMISING to come back and finish up that last little bit...and then still trying to get these two contracts done which keep coming so close, but yet there's always something else...and then out to dinner with a supplier, desperately trying to resolve some of those issues, not getting home until late, taking one look at the kitchen and the dishes piled up in the sink (when you have five cats, the dishes pile up in pretty much a day) and instead of taking care of them, I opened the refrigerator ate leftovers I didn't really need and then went to bed. So, this morning, I couldn't stand it, took care of the dishes, which made me late for work, which I just hate, more unpleasantness here, me calculating the risks/benefits of...lots of things...and decided the only thing I could think to do that would salve my hurting brain would be to eat my lunch and take a break. Because, I am tired, just more than a little tired of all of this...STUFF, unfun STUFF that I have to think about. Wah, it's hard being an adult.

So, eating the few leftovers I didn't scarf up last night, I stumbled across this post -- and since I know that -- at least from your LJ posts -- a lot of my friends are dealing with some variation on this theme, I thought this post was brilliant. Sure, it's long and you don't have time, but you need to know about the supervillain green brain fog, because it's NOT fair that you're beating yourself up. And some other great thinkings and support. Plus, it's got a link to a Hyperbole & a Half post, which is like a bonus and I wish if she is going to draw my life like that, she'd at least give my character a waist.

http://freethoughtblogs.com/greta/2012/01/24/adulthood-and-the-liberation-of-lowered-expectations/
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[User Picture]From: russell_moore
2012-01-26 05:10 pm (UTC)
that is a very good link ... and was a very nice thing to read

it was like a slap in the head and a hug at the same time

thanks


Adulthood doesn’t mean freedom from responsibility. It means the freedom of responsibility.

And responsibility doesn’t mean perfect security and having one’s shit together.


yeah

Edited at 2012-01-26 05:14 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: piratekalia
2012-01-26 07:54 pm (UTC)
That link explains everything that's going on with me right now. And I just thought it was early onset Alzheimers!
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