When Life Hands You Lemons…..



This post was inspired by Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin where she runs a nine month experiment to create happier surroundings. Join From Left to Write on January 6 we discuss Happier at Home. You can also chat live with Gretchen Rubin on January 7 on Facebook! As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.



Do you ever look at your life and wonder if you’ve gone wrong somewhere? Do you ever wonder if you are truly happy, while you try not to be so selfish and count the already many blessings you have? Lately, I’ve been doing this a lot, and it’s not to say that I’m truly unhappy. I think I’m just in a rut.

The last two weeks of December 2013 brought me some pretty bad luck. Harsh would be a better word, and I’m not quite past all that yet because, for some odd reason, life keeps pounding down upon me. I assume my luck running out is really just karma catching up with me, maybe for being such a deviant in my younger years-I’m really not quite sure.

What I do know is that things need to change, and really, the only way things might change is if I’m the one to make the first positive impact to set everything else in motion. I’m not sure yet how to do that. I’m trying to focus on the little things that make me happy, but even this blog, which is my pride and joy, the main outlet for my emotions, has gone neglected.

What I do know for the moment is that no matter what has happened to me the last three weeks and counting, I’m still here standing my ground. I will not let the universe defeat me. Even though I feel something is trying to break me, I’m much too stubborn a person to let it overcome me.

I’ve never quit a single thing in my life without knowing what the outcome might bring, and I’m surely not going to start now.



  1. says

    I look at my house and wonder where I went wrong sometimes. I mean the mess. I spend 3 hours picking up the kids shit sometimes and within a half hour it’s like a damn tornado blew through. It makes me cry sometimes. All I want is a neatish house.

  2. says

    Hey, I’m there with you…at least we’re in good company? My whole last year was like that. Other than selling my house..which we sold at a huge loss…it was sort of strange. Did buy a new house (at a much higher price than usual) and there was good mixed in there, but still…I look around sometimes and wonder how others seem to get so much good and we putz. Oh well. ;) It’s all upwards, we shall prevail!
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