Old Habits Die Hard
Ever find yourself on a roll? Walking around head high, feeling pretty confident that you’ve got this whole work, parenting, relationship, healthy living (insert life area of your choice) thing mastered? Like, “Huh, look at me over here. Doing pretty damn good. Got my ducks in a row. Got my shit figured out. Yep, really liking the direction things are going” and then BAM! You wake up one day and feel like your ass has been kicked right back to square one.
After 6 months of eating healthy, you’re suddenly sneaking your kids’ Halloween candy every night after they go to sleep.
You’ve been killing it at the new job all year but today, a project lands on your desk that leaves you feeling completely overwhelmed and wondering why these people were stupid enough to hire you. Don’t they know you’re incompetent, dammit?
You have skillfully avoided the family melodrama machine for ages, and then cousin Fred sends you an email about how he got left out of Grandma’s will and now he can’t get those hair plugs, so you spend the next week embroiled in a real life episode of Coronation Street.
You’ve been feeling like parent of the year lately. You haven’t lost it on your kids for a whole two weeks, and then someone leaves their toothpaste spit in the sink again and without warning, you’re pulling a Linda Blair on everyone in the house.