If We Were Having Coffee: My 10 Sad Realities

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If we were having coffee, I’d add Kahlua and Baileys to mine. Then, I’d whine for about 30 minutes about how May 2015 almost ruined my whole entire life. I was so busy that I pretty much crashed every night for 29 days in a row. It was exhausting. June 2015 is not looking any better.

It’s really my fault because I scheduled a lot of activities and family/friends stuff for May not realizing just how busy I’d be at work. This has been my first year as the K-6 science curriculum-instructional specialist (Yeah, I know. Long title.) for my district. Since school is winding down and closing up in May, I figured I’d have a lot of down time. I. Was. Wrong! Rookie mistake, it won’t happen again.

I was so overwhelmed that I worked on my day off. Weeks ago I put in to have Friday, May 29 off for a personal day, but I forgot and worked my bootay off. I didn’t remember I was supposed to have the day off until I was eating dinner which just happened to be a the same time as the restaurant was having Happy Hour. I could have cried. After dinner I went home and went to sleep around 8:30 PM. I went to bed around 8:30 PM on a Friday. A Friday that was my day off, but I forgot and worked. And I worked hard all day.

May 2015 was the worst.

When life gives you a cookie, it takes it away.

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After my whiny rant, I’d challenge you to tell me some sad realities. I have a friend and her new thing is to say, “Girl, that just my sad reality”. Every reality is her ‘sad reality’ because she is a little crazy and dramatic. With that being said, I’ve decided to come up with some of my own sad realities:

  1. My sense of direction is extraordinarily poor.
  2. Time seems to move faster as I get older. I never have enough time for anything anymore, and the years fly by.
  3. I never have food in the house. Not because I can’t afford it but because I forget to shop for groceries.
  4. I have way too much hotel soap.
  5. People are easily manipulated with fear, religion, and the promise of wealth.
  6. I want to lose some weight, but I don’t want to eat healthier or exercise too much.
  7. Facebook has shown me that some of my friends are not nearly as smart as I thought they were.
  8. Being an adult is nothing like I thought it would be. If I had known that most adults were winging it when I was a teenager, I would have played this whole life thing differently.
  9. I can’t remember sets of numbers anymore. What’s my Mama’s phone number? I don’t know, I just press 2.
    • I also refuse to listen to voicemail messages. 7, 7, 7, 7…
  10. It isn’t just about who you know. It’s also about who knows you. (This may be a good reality depending on how you look at it.)

If we were having coffee, what would you tell me about your May 2015? What are some of your sad realities?


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20 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee: My 10 Sad Realities

  1. May was totally crazy for me. I’d expected to hit a massive deadline at the beginning of the month so picked up extra shifts. Unfortunately I didn’t meet the deadline and still had to fulfill the extra hours. Hope your June is more relaxed.

  2. Hope June is better than May. What was it about May? It was also crazy busy for me. Maybe the stars and planets are in an alignment of some sorts (I know nothing about these sorts of things).
    My sad reality is that I’ve been too lazy and unmotivated to work out and it shows. I just can’t seem to get myself into the right head space to get moving.

  3. Gracious, what a time of it!

    When I was teaching, I was always busiest at the end of the year—I’d have papers due in classes I was taking, and I’d have papers to grade and average and post. I always laughed when people talked about it as “winding down the semester.”

    The sad realities are a bit funny, too–I can relate to most of them.

  4. Now that is really sad…scheduling a day off and then forgetting about it and working that day! Sad. Sad. Sad. My May has been up and down as it followed my very sucky April which found me in the ER and then surgery and a long stay after surgery. May found me feeling better just in time to have my father die, the hospital bill show up in my mailbox, and then I had post surgery complications and ended back at the hospital so yeah…I get the bad, sad May! I hope June brings you a little bit of relief. Start thinking now what can be skipped and draw a line through it. See if you can eliminate a couple of things each week. I’ll bet you’ll feel better in the long run!

  5. I don’t listen to voicemail either, nor do most of my peers. It’s a generational thing, I guess, we’d rather send a followup text rather than leave a voicemail. I prefer it that way anyway.

    • Follow up texts are so much easier/faster than a voicemail. I’m all about efficiency.

      I remember when I listened to each and every voicemail. Now, I just let my mailbox stay full so I don’t have to worry about new messages. It’s easier that way.

  6. I totally get you and I am sorry you were so busy! My life’s hectic as well, as I study for an online MA every minute I’m not at work, so I know all about working through days and nights you were meant to have off and forgetting to cook dinner etc.

    Some of my sad realities are: “I’m everyone’s shoulder to cry on, but nobody is mine” and “Find a job you love, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. Nobody said nobody is hiring!” “

    • Ha! I’m not a great shoulder to cry on. I’ve always wanted to be that empathetic, wise friend. Sadly, I’m much too cynical. And a little grouchy.

      I hope you find some hiring soon. Then, you can get paid doing something you love.

  7. Cats forget where their kitty litters are sometimes. I look for excuses not to leave the house too much. There is a very fine line between relaxing and inertia; and inertia and depression. Just showing up doesn’t make me a good employee.

    Hope your June is way better, K. Renae! Thanks for giving me an excuse to review my month.

    • “There is a very fine line between relaxing and inertia; and inertia and depression.” So important to understand. Also, a great example why depression can be so confusing.

      “Just showing up doesn’t make me a good employee.” A-freaking-men

      It’s nice to reflect on a month. Constantly on the go days just aren’t for me. Here’s to an awesome June!

  8. Ah, a kindred spirit. My sad reality is that I have no boundaries. My dearest husband tries his best, but I find myself worn down to the bone. My May 2015 also stunk. And I have a crazy teaching schedule for the summer. Help!!!!!

    • Oh, you’re one of the cray crays who will keep teaching all summer long! I’ve always been the cray cray who searched for summer PD or college classes. I’m now a 12-month employee so that may change.

      What is wrong with us!?! 🙂

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