Isa took 1 too many Debbie Downers


Hi everyone!

I wanted to take a minute to sorta just "chat" with you. I do chat with a lot of you via Twitter but that 140 character limit is just not cutting it, lol.

I am trying so hard to get back on the horse here and life has not been kind lately :(

I have always tried to be "glass half full" gal. Try to find the reason and positivity in things and frankly, that's getting harder & harder to do. I'm realizing that my Facebook statuses and my tweets lately have just been so negative and even angry! I really don't like that! I don't want to be that girl that everyone's like, "Oh, there she goes again with all her complaining".

I feel like I owe you all apologies because it's not who I am and you know this about me. I'm writing this not just to explain myself to you but for myself as well because it feels good to get things off my chest.

Since June, I had in-laws visiting and staying in my house, my grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer, one brother lost his girlfriend and job, my husband & I went through a difficult experience in trying to start a family, work has been INSANELY STRESSFUL and now my other brother isn't getting along with my parents so I have to play referee. I may be over-sharing but I feel like telling you all this will help you understand why I've been the way I've been lately.
 
I want to thank you all for your support and jokes on Twitter! Laughter is the BEST medicine and it helps more than I can say! I really do have some pretty rockin' friends - even if most of them are in my computer, LOL!
 
And finally I want to thank my bestie Vanessa for being there. She's done a great job helping take care of the blog while I'm on my "blogcation" and she's also helped get me excited about coming up with new ideas for this Fall. And if that's not enough, she's been there for me to vent to and that in itself is invaluable :)

So again, sorry for the negativity, thanks for the positivity and pray that things settle down for me because I really just want to feel NORMAL again!

XoXo

27 comments:

  1. *hugs* I completely understand the whole trying to stay positive with the glass half full mentality. I also know that you are not a "complainy type of person. It is just sometimes life has to suck so we can appreciate the more enjoyable times. At least that is what I have been trying to tell myself. Cheer up...you have family and freinds who support you, but you have to stay away from all those Debbie Downers they are a bitch to get over.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I've had a pretty rough summer, too! No one's perfect and it makes sense to me that you'd be a bit down, given your situation. That's hard! It'll get better...

    ReplyDelete
  3. We <3 you! Hope things get better for you soon. We are here to brighten your day. :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Awww hun we love you, you know that. We all have those times where everything just seems to be going wrong and I know that staying positive can be really hard. I've been going through some crappy stuff as well so I can understand how you feel. I've just recently started college *stressed*, my dad has terminal cancer, and some other stuff. Life can be a bitch and I hate that you're dealing with all of that. Really hope things get better for you and your family soon. *HUGS*

    ~Briana

    ReplyDelete
  5. Aww! *hugs* Your never a downer! I always feel cheerful the moment I open your blog page. You guys have great energy and spirit, so if you have your down days, it's more than normal. I'm sorry to hear of the bad news and I hope you feel better soon!
    I can't wait to see what you guys have in store of the fall as well, it's going to be fun. :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. awww sweety! Life just has a way of kicking us in the butt sometimes, doesn´t it?

    You will come out stronger in the end and I hope everything works out for you! you can always share with us and laughter IS the best medicine! Love it!

    *super hugs*

    ReplyDelete
  7. I hope things start looking up for you! Everyone has those moments and I hope you get through this rough patch quickly!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Everyone has those times when life gets overwhelming. The last two months have been that way for me, but the main thing that you should know is that we all completely understand. You have to take care of YOU before you can take care of anyone else. We'll still be here! :)

    Lots of hugs and kisses!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Major huge hugs m'love! I hope that things get better for you soon! :( And, meh- sometimes you are entitled to complain. If you ever need someone to b*tch to, but want to keep it quieter than FB or Twitter, you know how to find me. :) I'm always available to listen to a rant. <3<3<3

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh honey. I'm so so sorry. I've been through times like that before. I pray yours resolve the way mine did. *hugs & blessings*

    Thanks for sharing ;)

    ReplyDelete
  11. We're all here to give you some uppers! Deep breathes you can push through all the icky stuff! ehuggles!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Life sometimes sucks I totally get that, lol. Then there are times life is completely amazing so when things get bad remember those amazing times because that is the best way to get through the hard stuff. Hang in there and we are all here for you if you want to vent ;)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hey lady! I LOVE your freaking face. Happy, sad, mad... whatever.

    You are a ROCKSTAR *throws arms up* ... *FALLS down*

    ;)

    *hugs* You have my number!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Sometimes family can be overwhelming and it feels as though everything is coming at you from all directions. It's good you told us how you're feeling; and not bottling it up (as it causes more stress and that's not good for anyone).
    Keep that glass half full attitude and positive thoughts in mind and positive things will come your away. We're all here for you when you need us. :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. So sorry you're having so much crap going on! I hope things start getting better for you. Big (((hugs)))!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I'm sorry Isa... I know I'm a stranger since I don't talk/chat/tweet you but I still feel like giving you a cyber hug **cyber hugg** ... I'm not trying to push any religious blah blah your way, but keep in mind... G*D or any higher power will not put anything in your life that you wouldn't be able to overcome. It makes you a better woman when you do, and in the end you'll be even more proud of yourself for accomplishing such a feat... =) Lil spades "yup" lol ... best wishes Isa!! Read a romance novel w/ a bit of comedy!! Books + Starbucks + Cheesecake + Red velvet cupcake = Isa a happy camper ^_^

    ReplyDelete
  17. Girl vent away. We are all here for you. Hugsss.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Your not alone. Hang in there. :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. I'm sure I speak for a lot of people when I say we got your back homie. Don't ever hesitat to call when you need a shoulder to lean on or a fist to punch someone in the face with. Love you chica!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Dude. It's life. No apology needed. Just take it easy and do what you need to do.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Aww I hope things start getting better for you soon. Don't stress too much - life kicks us around sometimes and taking time for yourself is completely understandable. I look forward to your posts and keep smiling... laughter truly is great medicine. :)

    *hugs*

    ReplyDelete
  22. I'm sorry to hear about all that's going on. I know what you mean, about 2 years ago I lost my job and then my mom got diagnosed w/ cervical cancer and through all those test she got diagnosed with breast cancer as well. So far, she's doing great and is in remission.

    Life throws us rocks all the time, and it is with the help of family and friends that we are able to pick them up and throw them back ;-) Just know that you are not alone, even when you feel you are. Sending you lots of hugs and prayers your way!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hey, we can't be all cheers and smiles all the time. Praying for your grandmother and other loved ones. I'm so glad you have Vanessa and others to stand with you in this!

    Many prayers for you!
    Amy

    ReplyDelete
  24. Thinking of you ♥ Lots & lots of hugs and prayers heading your way!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Thanks for pointing out that blog post -- it's always interesting to hear the writer's thoughts like that.
    Register Domain

    ReplyDelete
  26. I'm so sorry for what you are going through and I really hope things pick up for you soon. BIG cyber hugs and
    thinking of you ♥♥

    Sharon @ Obsession with Books

    ReplyDelete

 
Blog Design by Use Your Imagination Designs The Artists' Faeries Lovely Papers by Lorie Davison