Tuesday, April 29, 2014

It's OK Not to Feel OK

Have you ever had one of those moments where you just bust out in tears and get all emotional for no good reason at all? I'm sure we've all experienced something like that (even if just a teeny, tiny bit) at some point in our lives. Last week, I was doing some quick catch up reading (because my favorite twins are back to the blogosphere), and Areeba published a post about sad songs.



After having quite the chaotic month of April, I opened a message and just felt a little bit overwhelmed with emotion. I felt guilty - bad for not logging into that account earlier, for not opening that message sooner. I was upset that I felt the need to defend myself. Later that same day, I was on a phone call with someone I don't know very well. Something the lady said stuck with me...And again, I felt overcome with emotion. It was then that I recalled Areeba's post about sad songs, the rain on her happy parade.


Often times when I'm feeling really down in the dumps, I try to think of those positive influences that stick with me, maybe some of those awesome inspirational quotes found on Pinterest...I had posted this one on facebook at the very beginning of the month, because I wanted to remind myself to stand up:






Last night, I posted the following tweet:



Sometimes I guess I take things a little too close to heart, even though I shouldn't. Maybe that's just the way I am. But I know that it's OK not to feel OK. Life isn't all sunshine and happiness. You have to have those days of storms and rain to be able to see the rainbow. And just because you stand up, doesn't mean the fall wasn't hard.

To end on a lighter note, I wanted to share that we're having a 40% off sale on our personalized hand stamped cuff bracelets. Limited time only & while supplies last. No coupon code needed!



I also wanted to remind everyone about Woman-Owned Business Day, coming up on May 1st. I really can't believe that the month has flown by like this. Visit http://www.urbangirl.com/women for more information and to view the business directory. Shop from women-owned businesses on May 1st and show your support.

Will you be shopping on May 1st?





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20 comments :

Simply D Constructed said...

That's so true. You can't be happy all the time. And I totally agree about sad songs still being music.

I'm going to spread the word about May 1st!

Marieken Hoefnagel said...

Sounds very familiar! I've never heard of women owned business day, sounds like a great initiative.

~*Night Owl*~ said...

I am a woman just like you and being a woman our emotions can be up and down. Even like a roller coaster at times. I am one who isn't afraid to cry in front of others. Emotion is a wonderful thing and crying is good for the soul. And shows you have heart.

We aren't perfect by far. Come read. :D and know you have a friend in me if you ever need to vent about anything and I will never judge you in any way.

http://nightowlventing02.blogspot.com/2014/04/youre-not-perfect.html

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Katie Crafts said...

This happens to me often! But I love those quotes you included! I will hav to remember them.

Sherri Jo said...

Hugs to you... no one is always happy and that's ok to feel what you feel :) Thank you for the reminder!

Powers Of Love said...

You know how I feel about this topic so I won't get into a ton of detail and all mushy on ya. I'll just say that I'm glad to have a few good friends ( wink) who are there for me when I feel this way, and understand because they go through the same things themselves. I'm always happy to be there for them as well. Great post, great quotes, and a BIG HUG

Abby / Linda said...

Great post! We all push thru the doldrums from time to time! Hang in there! :)

Clair said...

Usually, when I'm in the 'sad for no reason' state, it means that I'm run-down a little. Tired, over-worked and with a long to-do list!

I take some multi-vitamins, watch a daft rom-com and mooch around in my PJs for a day. Oh, and I love naps!

Take a break and don't be hard on youself when you have these feelings. It's perfectly normal x

LanasArtStudio said...

Totally with you on this post! I had lots of up and down in April as well..... and I think every girl can understand you here! Keep reminding myself if you can get up ... it is will be a better days! So standing tall girl!

Holly said...

Great quotes! Sometimes it can be a tough day, month, or even a year, but it won't last forever. It's important to surround yourself with people who can remind you of that!

Thanks for sharing about May 1st, I didn't know about it, I definitely want to get involved!

Natalia Khon said...

Sending you hugs... Stand up and go forward! :)

Kirsty Girl said...

Ditto what Night Owl said! :)

Denysia Yu said...

I get that feeling sometimes too. Chin up though, that's what I always think!

xxDenysia Yu
http://thatlaitgirl.com

Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

Big hugs Kim! It is absolutely okay to not feel okay, although I think it's natural to try to fight bad feelings. I had a couple of very rough weeks after Essley was born, and I beat myself up worse about feeling bad. Once I accepted that I wasn't feeling that great emotionally, and that it was okay, I started to feel better. I hope May is an amazing month for you. :)

The Art Bug said...

That's true, sometimes you just don't feel that great, but getting over it is the most important thing!
Thanks for the reminder:)

Memories for Life said...

Sometimes a good cry is better than therapy. I like your point about getting up from the fall, but the fall still hurting...so true!

That's really cool about Woman-Owned Business Day!

Kristin Aquariann said...

Indeed! Earlier in the week I made a treasury inspired by "Only Happy When it Rains" which was pretty much my theme song as an angsty teenager. Thank goodness Ogre has made me a truly happy person now, but that doesn't mean I'm always ok. ;D

holly said...

I totally know what you mean! Have had my share of days like that, especially earlier this year. And I hate that when it comes to blogging it seems like we aren't supposed to talk about things like this. Everyone just shares happy moments and good times. I love seeing open and honest posts like this that recognize we all have our down days and it's okay, it's human. Thanks for sharing!

Melanie Ledford said...

Yep... it' OK! I truly think that if we don't go thru the process of being sad or upset about things that happen, that we never truly get past them and over them. I also think it's not particularly healthy! Some days a good cry is the best thing that can happen.
Also, love the quote you included from Pinterest. I need to remember that!