Saturday, July 30, 2011

perspective

Maybe it was the heat wave, maybe it was the alien spores causing allergy freakouts, maybe it was not enough sleep , maybe it was being away from my studio for a month, maybe it was crappy junk food cause i was moving around houses, maybe it was the duelling texts from my 2 of my best friends who are -completely separate from each other- on fabulous roadtrips out west while i'm not, maybe it was just that even science ninjas get the blues.
Whatever it was, I've been shuffling around in the dumps for a few days for absolutely no good reason.
Everyone has those moments when their circumstances feel oppressive, right?
I believe that is healthy to allow yourself to feel crappy once in a while; not wallow in freakish misery, mind you, but take stock of the things in your life that you aren't totally happy about. Then you can turn that insight into action items.
I was off yesterday cause i had to work today and i used the time to refocus: did dishes, cleaned out my purse, cleaned my briefcase, balanced my checkbook, paid bills, took out the trash and recycling, cleaned the fridge and caught up my commonplace book, where i stumbled across the perfect quote for this week:
If the truth is told, things are just as bad as you yourself care to make them.
As a teenager Anne Frank wrote those words while hiding from Nazis.
Kinda puts having a few sulky days into perspective for me.

3 comments:

Michelle-Lemon Meringue said...

Even freakish misery is OK sometimes Niki... hope you feel better.

What comes after the blues? The purples? (Sounds a little bit cheerier.)

Brenda*Nery said...

Hug ;)

Rea said...

Thinking of you!