This isn't what everybody wants to hear, but I'm asking for a little time to just be miserable, pessimistic, and generally kind of out of it, while listening to "Need You Now" on repeat. I know nobody wants to be around someone like that, so I'm not going to act that way during my normal day to day activities, but just know that's how I feel on the inside. And if anybody knows a way to snap out of this funk and back into reality, just let me know.
And thank you to anybody that has been putting up with me lately. I go from hyper and loud and generally in a good mood to half crying in about 30 seconds. I'm lucky that God put you in my life.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Posted by Gillian at 12:12 AM
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
After wanting the book since before it came out, I finally bought the book, The Happiness Project. A lot of stuff in the book is stuff that makes sense, and is stuff I can apply to my life.
Then I found this.
Here's the quote:
"...both men and women find relationships with women to be more intimate and enjoyable than those with men. Women have more empathy for other people than men do. In fact, for both men and women-and this struck me as highly significant-the most reliable predictor of not being lonely is the amount of contact with women. Time spent with men doesn't make a difference."
So I should spend more time with girls...?
I'm not really sure what this means. Jim pointed out that that is a very black and white statement. As I've said a lot recently, I see things in shades of grey. Many, many shades of grey. Life is too complicated and involves just...too much. Things aren't black or white or nothing at all. If they were, I feel like we wouldn't have as many problems, or problems we do have would be easier to fix.
Between the end of the school year, finding/leasing/moving into this apartment, summer coming, (which always throws me for a loop, because I need to readjust all over again) and dealing with everything in the past week...I'm losing it.
Posted by Gillian at 11:59 PM
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Something about apartment viewing yesterday just freaked me out. I wish it was like living at school...here, take this very large boatload of money, and in exchange, give me a place to live. K. Thanks. I don't understand how any of this stuff works, or how much it all costs, and it's making me crazy. I'm just overestimating everything in hopes that I don't have to worry about not having enough money to pay for something once bills come in.
Am I spoiled because I never had to worry about my own bills before? Maybe. Am I a baby because I wish I could live on campus next year? Maybe. Do I care? Nope.
I was just starting to accept the fact that things aren't always easy, and that it's okay. That it's just normal, it's a normal part of being 21 and in school, and that just because things are easy, doesn't mean I am happy. I feel like I took steps forward, and now I'm back where I started. It's so frustrating.
Posted by Gillian at 9:59 AM