Thursday, April 28, 2016

Please Stop Being Stuck In The Past!

The Thursday Blog Topic: Life's frustrations.  Let's talk about them.

On a serious note....
  • The next statement may be difficult for those that have known me for a decent period of time....  I am hesitant to write about my frustrations because I try not to complain.  I live a good life filled with many blessings.  I'm not the most affluent person in the world (in many areas life), but I know I have much more then most.  Though this is the case, the fact remains that I have frustrations.  One of my bigger frustrations is that people who have known me for several years don't see me for who I am now.  There is a tendency for people to still see the person I was in the past.  If they can see how I've grown, there is a good group whom I'm sure is just waiting for me to go back to my "old ways."  This frustrates me.... greatly. As a result of this inability to see me for who I am now, to see growth in me, means these same people lack respect for me by treating me as if I'm someone I no longer am.
  • People who get up in my business when it clearly isn't any of their business. This is a very big thing for me right now.
  • When people don't appreciate the opportunities and privileges they've been afforded.  I heard a story of someone whose parents gave them money for a down payment on a home about two years ago.  To date, the parents haven't received a thank you from their child.  There is a lot of commentary I could write on this, but I will leave my comments to a simple... WTF?!?!  How rude and unappreciative!
I have one more serious frustration I want to discuss, but I have to hold off until next week to express it.

On a lighter note....

  • I'm frustrated that I'm having a harder time keeping Passover this year.  Seriously, I've thought about deep dish pizza more than I should.  
  • I'm frustrated by my neighbors.
  • I'm frustrated that the city of Chicago is tearing up the streets in my neighborhood which makes it difficult to get around.
  • I'm frustrated that it's  the end of April and I still feel the need to wear my winter coat.... Seriously, why is this the case?
  • I'm frustrated that the paper in my office seems to reproduce at a faster rate than I can get rid of it.  This causes clutter, disorder and stuffed draws.

Now that I've shared some of my frustrations, please take a moment to read what frustrates my fellow bloggers:

Momarock (Sara)

Merryland Girl (Melissa)

Darwin Shrugged (Denise)