Have you noticed lately how blah everything seems? No one is living up to their potential, food tastes bland and there is absolutely nothing of interest on television or at the movies. Manufacturers aren’t making clothes that are cool anymore–not that it matters because the employees in the store just don’t care anyway. They’re rude and ungrateful.
I noticed the demise of…the entire world…a few months ago. It was no longer fun. It wasn’t interesting…or inviting…or interactive…or engaging. What happened? Why doesn’t anyone care any longer?
And then I realized something–it wasn’t the entire world, it was just me.
For a few months now, I’ve been in this..abyss. Call it a midlife crisis (although I haven’t wanted to buy a convertible–again–so, I’m unchecking that option) or depression, but it is something. Sure, there are major, life-changing things going on around me. However, this attitude needs to stop. So, I’m here today to break up…with myself.
I no longer want to see you. Please don’t take it personally because it’s completely me and not you.
I haven’t been happy for a while now. The constant exhaustion and depression and bad attitude isn’t working for either of us. In fact, it’s holding us both back. So, I just wanted to tell you today that you’re free. We both are, actually. It’s time to turn the page and move on.
And maybe, just maybe, we’ll have fun again. Soon.
I just hope I listen and don’t slide back into one of those enabling-abusive-stay-because-it’s-what-you-know relationships that all your friends and family members whisper about behind your back.
Remind me again why I sold my convertible?
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[/author_image] [author_info]About the Author
Jacqueline Wilson is a wife, mother, published author and freelance writer who doesn’t think she’s going through a mid-life crisis, but admits she’s in some kind of funk. She’s only slightly crazier than she appears in this post. She writes here, on Prime Parents’ Club, and on her parenting humor blog, WritRams.com: Writer Ramblings on Parenting Imperfectly. Follow her on Twitter as @WritRams or on Facebook.[/author_info]