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Six Posts, Reversed

I currently have half a dozen posts that I’ve started and never finished just sitting in my drafts folder. All of them had the best of intentions, and all of them still contain something that I want to share, but they all come across as being so whiny.

So instead of posting something that comes across to me as over-the-top negative, I’m trying something a little different. I’m taking each post, and allowing myself no more than 200 characters to talk about it. Then in at least as many characters I am making myself spin it so it’s a more positive perspective. Then I’m deleting each of those drafts. It’s over and done with. Moving on.

Shall we begin?

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No matter how well the fight goes, some days it leaves me so tired of it all. This is where I have been for the past couple of weeks. Really just so tired.
I have gotten through this before. I have gotten through worse than this before. I will get through this again. I will keep fighting, no matter how tired I am.

* * *

I’m not nearly as strong as other people. I am constantly comparing myself to them and feel like a failure.
Everyone has been on their own personal journey and has their own story to tell. Remember that. Don’t judge yourself by another person’s life.

* * *

Six Posts, ReversedFamily reunion was this weekend. I find family gatherings with this side of the family extremely overwhelming and anxiety-inducing.
I got to see some cousins that I haven’t seen in years and have missed. I also got to spend time with my parents, brother and sister in law. That was fun.

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I have been trying so hard to lose weight since January and no matter what I do I absolutely cannot lose anything. I am the exact same weight now as I was at the beginning of the year.
I haven’t gained weight since January at all, so that’s a positive spin isn’t it? Also, I happen to enjoy the actual act of eating good food – a lot. And maybe I’ve gained some muscle this year? And I can fit into some of my shorts that were a little bit tighter last summer. That’s a positive spin on this, surely.

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I have gotten to the age where one of the first things someone asks me when meeting me is, “do you have kids?” I loathe the idea of having kids.
I am happy being child-free. Love it. And I want my friends to have babies so I can spoil the kids rotten by buying them all kinds of amazing books.

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Life is starting to feel stagnant, and I’m really feeling stuck in a rut. It’s frustrating as all heck and makes me want to cry.
I obviously need to make a change in life. I don’t fully know what that change is, but I need to put together a plan to get there. This can be my project for August. Starting a plan.

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So that’s where I am these days.

Posted by Courtney Wilson @ 7:10 am July 31, 2014.
Category: Day to Day

  • Charlotte

    How encouraging the positive spins were! I hope the planning is fun!

  • Nancy

    I’m the same way with my blog posts. I have a monstrosity of posts lined up, unfinished.

  • Bibliomama

    That’s a great technique. We’re having a great summer but I’m having a tough day. I’m forcing myself to blog even though it makes me feel like throwing up.