{thinking out loud} It’s okay not to be okay sometimes

Sometimes life isn’t all perfectly pretty latte art and #beastmode #gymselfies. Sometimes life is hard and you’re working your way through upsetting or messy situations. You rarely see Instagrammed #sadselfies or blog posts detailing the hard times. Everything on social media is double rainbows and sleepy puppies.

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Thanks Amanda for the link-up 🙂

On Saturday I shared that I was having a rough week, and a client of mine whom I was checking in with via email thanked me for being honest that things weren’t great all the time as most social media posts would lead you to believe. Of course I didn’t go into detail about why things weren’t great, because as I mentioned in the blog post, some things are better left to the pages of a moleskin journal or an honest chat with your best friend over coffee.

Even though what doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger, it can be shitty when you’re right in the thick of it. I have a few friends going through some really rough situations right now, from family members being stranded in Nepal to the loss of a loved one. My family has also been through some trying times this past year, including that stupid surgery I had to have. And it’s okay to be frustrated and upset about it all — even if there are people far worse off than you in the world. It doesn’t make your problem any less important. Sometimes it can help put things in perspective, but it doesn’t make it any less important.

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As crappy as things are right now, I’m feeling optimistic things will be okay again. Even if they get worse before they get better. I also believe that everything happens for a reason, and as horrible as it seems right now, eventually you will find the lesson in it.

– B

What’s on your mind this Thursday?