As with most forms of social media, blog posts can be somewhat misleading for readers. Most people put out the highlights when they publish something on social media – fun experiences, delicious food, beautiful sights and moments. Having nothing but positive experiences being shoved down your throat can cause some people to have negative self-views. “Why is my life so crappy when everyone else seems to be thriving?” As much as I strive to be fully authentic in my social media, I do recognize that I rarely post anything overly negative on my Instagram or Facebook. Occasionally, I do talk about more negative aspects and thoughts here in my blog. So today, it’s a bit more real talk.
I daresay there are not many people who are huge fans of Mondays. Normally, I’m a bit ambivalent about Mondays. I don’t hate them, but I’m also not in love with them. They are a mix of highs and lows. Sure, it means that I’m going back to work after a weekend of fun, relaxation and freedom, but it also means that I get to watch Monday Night Raw later in the night.
Today, I’m feeling Garfield full-force. It was just one of those days where things seem to not be going my way. Without going into details, because I’m not intending this to be a woe-is-me post, a number of things that could possible go wrong, went wrong. I had a mental plan for how the day would go, and one by one, each of those planned items went haywire. A planned walk, my scheduled workload, computer issues, cigarette smoke – things just kept piling on. Things were not going well for me mentally. Mais cela aussi changera.
I thought I’d make myself feel better by going to get a Starbucks breakfast when I finally had a few minutes to myself around 10:30. I got my order and headed home only to discover that instead of getting a soy chai latte, I was given a soy latte. I dislike coffee. Dislike may be too kind a word. LOL. So much for my deliciously comforting drink!
Thankfully, things did seem to slowly calm down come afternoon. I thus decided to be lazy and treat myself to some takeout for supper as I am home alone while Isabelle is out of town for work. With any luck, my pepperoni pizza from Tide & Boar Brewing will help to continue the shift to a more positive day.
Here’s hoping everyone else had an at least somewhat pleasant Monday. And can’t wait to see what tomorrow will bring me.