When It's a Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day
We've all had those days.
The night before, you're confident it'll be a good day- a great day even. You have a scheduled plan for the day, determined to take advantage of every moment, be productive & be positive. You go to sleep, eager for the new day.
Then you wake up an hour late.
The day seems to spiral after that. Running late for one thing means you're running late for everything. In your frantic movements you spill coffee on your favorite shirt, misplace important things like car keys, glasses, your phone. These are also the types of day where the toaster decides to burn instead of lightly toast, the wi-fi goes out or the dog pees on the floor.
Whatever the specific combo for you is, I'm sure you can relate to the feeling of a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day.
It feels like when one thing goes wrong, everything starts to go wrong.
And often, it feels like these days hit in the midst of an already not great week, which just makes these days feel even worse than normal.
Life can come at you hard. It can feel like life takes your hopeful optimism, dreams, & a positive attitude before smashing them apart as you can only watch.
Things don't work out. Your plans fall apart or something you hoped for doesn't come true. The career or program you were looking for turned into a disappointment. You get your heart broken.
It's okay to be upset.
Sometimes you have one pretty bad, stormy day, & then other times it feels like you've been stuck in a typhoon of terribleness for months. For unknown reasons, life can feel crappy for periods of time & it feels like nothing you do can fix it or change it.
I wish I could offer more than saying I know.
I know it's hard.
I know it sucks.
You're allowed to cry about it. You're allowed to want good things & want it to get better. You're allowed to give up for a little bit & take a break from being strong & together all the time.
Because eventually, the rain will stop. The day will get better.
And you will have a good day again.
Jeremiah 29:11-12 "For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, they are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen."