Thursday, May 7, 2009

Why does everyone have crap going on?

I used to think that once life started, I mean really started, that everything would be fine and I would live my life happily until I was old and grey.

Wow!! Was I naive. From the outside, I have a great life. I have a good looking husband, 2 amazing daughters, live in a nice house and have a job I really like.

On the inside, my life is kind of a mess (let's leave it at that for now). I know that life is not perfect. I know that thing aren't always what they look like and that you never know the strife in other people's lives.

But, come on!! How is it that everyone I know has crap in their lives. That the perfect lives and marriages I thought that OTHER PEOPLE had, are not perfect. I don't know if it's the economy, or just this past year, but everyone is having issues in their lives.

No one is truly happy with every aspect of their lives. If their marriage is fine, work sucks. If work is fine, their marriage sucks. If one child is doing well, the other child is Satan incarnate. If they like their house, they hate their families. And on, and on...

That's one of the reasons I go to Latin Jam - I have no time for the thoughts in my head because I am so busy trying to follow along. That's one of the reasons I blog - I can get some of my thoughts out in to the ethos. That's one of the reasons I over schedule myself - so I have no time to reflect on my woes.

Now I truly get it when adults used to talk about enjoying our youth, and not to want to grow up too fast. This being an adult thing sucks!!

That being said, I am grateful for everything I have. I just wish I could have everything I want - not monetary, just what I envisioned my family life would be like.


LL said...

William James said, ""The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook."

Lucy said...

Oh the dream of Happily Ever After..... is just a dream. The best we can do is to figure out how to handle the stressors of life. You seem to have found a few things, keep doing them:)

LL: Love that quote!

Under the Influence said...

No one's life is ever perfect, the trick is to be happy with REALLY GOOD and shoot for that.

Quirkyloon said...

I'm a crapper too!


I am Harriet said...

The grass is always greener isn't it?

Julia- where have you been?
Take care.

Opus #6 said...

Life is a struggle for everybody. We must eke out an existence on this blue and green rock. So we struggle, and enjoy the beautiful moments. They do come. And that is what life is made of.

Joanie M said...

At least you know, it's not just you. Everyone has issues, just some more than others.

LL said...

As I sit here, keyboard commando that I am, thinking back over the past year.

I ponder how I've spent my time, what I've accomplished, what regrets I have, what I've done to make the world a better place, and what exactly I've been doing with my life over the past 365 days.

Bringing all that into balance, I have come to the conclusion that, "I wish I'd gotten laid more."

Suzy said...

That penultimate line is SO true. No wonder adults told us that all the time.

Everyone does have issues right now and I have no idea what it is. I think it's been like this since 9/11. Up until then I think we were ok. Weren't we?