Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Just When You Start To Feel Down

I love the way life works.  I love that there are "downs" that make you appreciate the "ups" and people that remind you of the "ups" when it just doesn't seem like they are coming anytime soon.

That has been the very definition of my life the past week or so.  I've been stressed and down about work and my husband has worked tirelessly to remind me of the good things my job affords us.  I've been worried about a family member and then had the good fortune to be with and laugh with my sisters this weekend.  I've been feeling blue about rejections and lack of response on a manuscript and then I had all you lovely people (and a bunch of strangers) propel me to a win on Storybird.com.  I've been wrestling with a severe bad listening epidemic in my children (worse than the normal level of not listening) and had some great moments of laughter and fun with those same monkey children.  One of my cats did something wildly disgusting (I'll spare you) but he also curls up on my lap in the evenings and calms me with his peacefulness.  My car has been in the shop for 7 days, but it means I get more time with my husband as we carpool.

Such is life.  Up and down.  Good and bad.  Frustration and fun.  I hope you all have a week that has more up than down.  And if it doesn't, allow me to be the one to remind you today that good may be just around the next corner.  So, keep your eyes and ears open.  Don't ever let the bad stuff blind you to the good.

10 comments:

  1. Great that you can write this post. Well done you, life is never easy is it, but you've been given some wonderful advantages to weather the bad bits as they come along. If you don't have stories accepted, and eventually they will be accepted, does it make you less of a great person? Less of you? Of course it doesn't. Hugs..

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  2. You're so right about the ups and downs! Another thing I try to remind myself when I'm having a down period (not always easy and I seem to be having a lot lately) is that whatever the down experience is, it will probably help my writing somewhere someday. Tuck away the trigger and the feelings, and who knows when they might give you a story idea or make your ability to write emotion more powerful.

    Congratulations on your storybird win!

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  3. Yay for you on your win! I did the whole forgotten password rigmarole to vote for you, but I think my browser saved it this time around so I'm ready to vote again when next you need us! :)

    And I'm glad you got your ups to go with your downs this week.

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  4. CONGRATULATIONS! I'm SO sorry I missed voting for you this time around! You introduced me to that whole thing and I had fun playing around with creating a book for a while after I first found it. Super post. I hope you have tons of ups! Christy

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  5. Congratulations on your storybird win. Yes, life is FULL of ups and downs. We have much for which to be thankful.

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  6. I'm sorry I didn't see your appeal to vote on Storybird until now, but good for you for winning! yay!! Glad also that you're focused on the ups. I hope to join you there soon!

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  7. I missed the appeal to vote, too, but congratulations! I love your positive outlook; I suspect I'll return to this post now and then to remind me that we have to have the lows to fully appreciate the highs. *hug*

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  8. Did I mention that all of you folks are a huge "up"?

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  9. Wow, well done you!!!

    You're so right about all the ups and downs. And I hope (after your down week last week) that this week is truly rockin' your socks off :)

    Hugs, don't forget we're all here for you if you need your spirits lifted.

    Rach

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  10. Congrats Megan I didn't know you'd actually won it yay!

    And wise words to follow :)

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