T.G.I.F. (Truth. Gratitude. “I am.” Fuck it.) (3)


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I can’t believe it’s already Friday again. I feel like this week was fast and slow, productive and uneventful, all at the same time.

I am thoroughly excited it’s the weekend though.

I don’t usually do much for Easter, it’s one of those holidays that seems to pass me by, but I am hoping to get home to Waco for at least a night. If all goes as planned, I’ll get to spend some time with my parents and relax out at the farm.

I’m a little lacking in the creativity department today, so this will have to suffice.

Truth:

I’m struggling a bit this week with the nagging sensation that there’s something else I need to be doing. I’ve done pretty well at sticking to (most of) my goals, and everything is (mostly) checked off my to-do list, but I still feel at loose ends. If I’m being completely honest here, which is kind of the point, I think it all comes down to finances.

I’m 32 years old, and that comes with the expectation of myself that I should be able to plan and manage finances at least moderately well.

I know that I’ve come a long way from the days when I would write hot-checks for keystone lights, and never have a clue what was in my account, but it still feels like I’m doing something wrong.

I consider myself pretty frugal. I pay all my bills on time. I rarely splurge on clothes, and when I do, they almost always come from a second hand store. I work two jobs every day, and usually have at least another social media project or trivia hosting gig going on, but I don’t right now.

Part of me knows that it’s necessary for me to sacrifice the few extra hundred dollars a month in order to take care of myself in other ways, but I still feel like I’m not doing enough.

I still struggle every month to pay for the necessities, and it makes me sad that I work so hard and can’t seem to get a break.

Still, I’m alive. I have food to eat. I have clothes to wear. I shouldn’t be complaining.

Blerg.

Gratitude:

My Parents- 

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I honestly don’t know how I got so lucky to get such giving, patient, and loving parents. Seriously, I mean- they have put up with ME for 32 years and still give so much. I always know I have them to turn to when things are rough, and they always have the ability to lift me up and make me feel like me.

I am:

ReadingAlice Hoffman’s Fortune’s Daughter

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I think I’ve read all of her books. They can be a little dark, and this one is no exception, but they always provide a great escape.

Laughing at: How easy it is to scare my dogs time and time again.


I didn’t get any good April Fool’s pranks in this year, but I did do this about thirty times.

So gullible, these dogs.

Fuck it:

I stuck to my meditation goals this week, and have written down my gratitude lists and positive things, but I kind of failed in the work-out department. I started out strong with a few walks and yoga classes, but as the week has gone on-I just couldn’t muster up any energy.

I did, however, find the energy to go to the store and pick up this…

cherry pie

And I don’t feel bad about it at all.

I’ll get back to healthy eating and working out tomorrow.

For now, fuck it.

 

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  • SuzLyfe

    Pie is a definite fuck it opportunity. Our cat can be really easy to scare, and sometimes just dead to the world. I DON”T GET YOU

  • asplenia

    Ha! That’s the best TGIF ever! I wanted to do a ton of April Fool’s jokes this year but I missed my opp. Blerg. That pie looks mighty good tho.

  • Gretchen Braun

    Ohh that pie looks delicious :) You deserve a treat! Love this little series of yours :) Have a great weekend!

  • http://mwaonline.blogspot.com Mwa

    Your parents are CUTE!
    I’ve also given up on exercise for the last few days. I will try and get a run in at the weekend…

  • http://www.carissajaded.com CarissaJaded

    I don’t think I could turn down pie if my life depended on it.

  • http://www.carissajaded.com CarissaJaded

    Thanks lady! You can do pranks any day though. :)

  • http://www.carissajaded.com CarissaJaded

    Thanks Gretchen! You too!

  • http://www.carissajaded.com CarissaJaded

    I was going to work out today but it’s rainy and meh!

  • The Sequin Notebook

    Sometimes, you’ve just got to eat the pie! And it looks like it was a good one!