A Little Bit Lost

I’ve been feeling a little sad a lot recently.

Nothing major, just a sense of not feeling particularly happy.

There are so many lovely things in my life; Matthew, friends, kittehs.  I’m just feeling out of sorts and prickly and blue and overwhelmed and underwhelmed all at the same time.

Mainly, I feel terrible for feeling sad.

I’m so lucky in so many ways, to be sad feels like I’m being greedy, selfish, indulgent.

Is that crazy?

Probably, and no doubt some reading this will be thinking #crymeariver about your #firstworldproblems, Claire.  But problems they are.

I feel creaky and cranky and headachey.  Most of the time.  I’m working my tail off but end most days feeling like I’m letting people down.  I feel lonely so often it’s becoming a default.  I long for some time to catch up with my friends but all to often work and extra Junior League stuff are combining to mean that my waking hours are full to the brim.  I feel like I’m trapped in a loop of being in a funk, and not the fun, musical kind.

I’ll be fine, no doubt, but I’m feeling like some big changes need to happen.  I feel like I need to make a pro/con list about a few things, because I’m tired of feeling like Eeyore.

I want my Tigger-ness back.  Heck, I’ll even settle for Winnie-the-Pooh.

So that’s me.  Fine.  But a little sad.  And a little bit lost just now.


  1. Siobhan Mac
    19th October 2014 / 7:04 pm

    Oh Claire – it is okay to be sad sometimes for whatever reason – even no reason! Beating yourself up for feeling sad only makes it worse. I think finding time for you to think and be and feel is so very important. I've been making time for that more recently and the shift from all the things to slightly less of the things have given me some much needed space and I think it could for you too. I do hope you find what you need. In the meantime please give yourself permission to not always be positive. Sometimes you need time to be blue to let yourself spring back again. Love you bunches honey xx

  2. Christielli
    19th October 2014 / 8:02 pm

    Oh dear, I feel awful that I didn't get to this post sooner!I agree with Siobhan… it is OK to feel sad sometimes.I know exactly how it feels to be too busy with work etc etc that you sort of lose yourself and feel lonely and what the what. I know exactly how you feel. I feel that I'm losing the school-life balance this year, and I've gotten myself too tired to exercise and eat well and as a result I'm feeling icky and sad.Anyway, I just want you to know that you are awesome, and again, agreeing with Siobhan, give yourself permission to feel the negative. Hopefully you can set aside one night a week for NOTHING, and spend some time catching up with Giggy and ridiculousness etc etcI wish that I was close enough that I could come visit you more often! Stupid ocean.

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