The Year of Magical Dreaming

Sucks To Be You (vlog)

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Why does it feel better when people validate our suckage?

“Awe man, that sucks.”

… Thanks? I guess.

I fell down the feeling-sorry-for-myself-hole this morning.

Everything seemed an inconvenience: sweeping again, after sweeping late last night, litter box duties (this is why I didn’t want TWO!), laundry is engulfing us because the littlest one hasn’t quite sorted out the whole shi-shi thing just yet.

Then the car thing happened just to ice the pity cake.

It’s an ’03, neither of us want to fret over a new car in the city, so we’ve been nursing this one through some aches and pains lately.

#lifebydesign.

It came to me.

This is life. This is what it looks like.

It looks like tow trucks, it feels like an old car with no AC, and, lately, it smells a lot like cat pee.

It’s not all planes and paradise. It’s the everyday hustle in between.

Thankfully, there’s always a glimpse of gratitude to dig up. Impossible though, when we indulge entirely in the suckage.

I did, I won’t lie, for a bit. I wanted that validation, dammit.

But when our car guy, Randy, sent his dad over to take a look, who could be upset anymore?

And that’s the real story of #lifebydesign. Taking it all, the good and the bad, even with just a glimpse of grace and gratitude.

I leave you with this: Have you started to throw a pity party and stopped mid-soiree? How did you shift gears? Why?

*Ananda is the meditation app I was talking about in the vid.

#Onward

Much Love,