Today was one of those days where I would have infinitely preferred grabbing a Starbucks, my dog and climbing back into bed rather than living life. Days like this, I find it helps to get dressed, swipe on an extra layer of lipstick and turn the music up loud, no matter how much I want to slob around in my sweats and moan about my life.
Why are some days harder than others? How can our emotions do such a quick turn about that we find ourselves unseated and uprooted? Yesterday, I felt on top of the world. I wouldn’t have thought there was a mountain too tall for me to scale, no obstacle too great for me to overcome. This morning I felt like a depleted version of myself, frail and wracked with insecurities. And they’re almost all problems I’ve created in my head!
I’ve seen people on Twitter and Facebook who talk to their peers as if they’re diagnosing a patient, commanding them to overcome insecurities with will power, as if they are somehow weak for having an off day. I’m going to counter that and raise them on the premise that if you don’t have a bad day occasionally, how can you truly grow and appreciate the good days? John Adams, Diana Vreeland and Julia Child all had bad days and we think of them as some of the most successful, together people out there!
Ride the bad day out. Don’t fight it, accept it and realize that this too shall pass.
I’m snuggling by the fire now with my Roo baby in my lap and a glass of wine close at hand. The day has drawn to a close, and with it the frustrations and problems I faced earlier. I struggled today. And that’s OK, because struggle is necessary for growth. Tomorrow, when I awake in my bed of white down blankets and piles of pillows, I will be grateful for days like these because they are helping mold me into the woman I want to be. I want to be strong and tirelessly ambitious, and proof that dreams CAN indeed come true, they just require a little elbow grease.
So for all you Dolls that struggled today, that struggled yesterday and for those who will struggle tomorrow, just know that it’s all a part of the plan. It doesn’t make you any less of a woman to come up against some resistence. And in facing and overcoming a difficult day, you are showing by example to other women what real life looks like. Don’t give up, Dolls!! Tomorrow is a new day!
xo xo Liz