Adulthood is Overrated

Today is one of those days.

You know, the kind of day when being an adult is hard work.

Very occasionally, on days like this, I close my eyes tight, cross my fingers and wish for a fairy godmother.   Someone to wave her magic wand and have all the little, irritating details of life be taken care of.

But instead of opening my eyes and having my wish come true I open them to a long to-do list and a very supportive husband.  🙂

Nothing is significant enough on its own to cause me distress but all together it’s getting me down; insurance irritations at the clinic (they owe us $$$!), a ‘lost in the mail’ job application (no problem, I’ll just fill out another one and fax it right over, talk to you in 3 hours), slow day at work (not a good thing when you’re a small business owner!), lack of any technical savvy to fix some blog issues, a lingering stomach bug….normal Monday s***.

Days like this make me remember to practice stress management.  So I take a few deep breaths.   I drink some Emergen-C.   I remember that even a bad day at work is a good day because I work with my husband at building our dream and our future.  I fill out the application (again).  I drink some water.  I prioritize a little exercise.  And I remember those days when I was 16 and would dream of being 30, with all of its grown up responsibility and freedom.


  1. At least you have the right mentality to push through until it doesn’t feel so d*** irritating. Sorry you are having one of those days. I hope you were able to unwind tonight & give yourself some “me” time — however adult-like or child-like your desired.

    • gracefulfitness

      Thanks Allie, today looks much brighter! 🙂 And I unwound with a great Tabata workout, some yoga, veg chili, and snuggling on the couch, pretty good in my book!

  2. Kristy

    Days like those sure are tough, but they make the great days seem even better. Sounds like you have a great perspective and a positive outlook…good for you for not letting the day get the best of you 🙂 Hope the rest of the week is more pleasant!!

    • gracefulfitness

      Sarah, I hope things are looking up! It’s amazing what a shift in perspective does for my outlook but it’s also amazing how impossible it is sometimes to shift perspective when I’m in the throws of it all!
      (so sorry to hear about the plantar fasciitis!)

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