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vacay is over.
but it's good to be home
back with my hubs and my pup and my kitty
and Texas heat.
which, surprisingly, is nowhere near as hot as the eastern seaboard of the US
ever since my last big, deep, dramatic post
i've had a few things on my mind
we're all guilty of playing the comparison game
this is why there are idioms that were created around the idea
"the grass is always greener...", etc.
but these past few weeks, i've been guiltier than usual
i just can't stop myself from feeling dissatisfied with my life
we all get this way sometimes
but it's been happening way too often for my taste
i feel like i've been having a hard time being thankful
which is dumb
because i know i have a lot to be thankful for
this isn't going to be one of those
"i'm having trouble being thankful so let me list everything amazing about my life to make you all feel like crap" posts
i'll spare you.
but does anybody else get this way?
i feel like blogging exacerbates the issue
instead of reading about other bloggers' lives and feeling inspired,
i find myself wishing i had a different job
or better clothes
or a skinnier body
or a husband who took pictures of me forcryingoutloud
i have no magic solution to this problem.
and i know it's an issue that will come and go for me.
but like i said,
these days it's been lingering longer than usual.
you all know i strive to be honest with this blog.
somebody once said that blogging was like comparing your behind-the-scenes
with someone else's highlights reel
and i try to keep this ish as real as possible.
and paint my life in as unglamorous a light as it actually is!
i'll leave you all with the words of a couple of very wise men.
i may be the only person in history
to have successfully merged the ideas
of Kurt Cobain with those of Teddy Roosevelt.
they have more in common than the fact that they both are deceased.
so there you have it.
i'm just here, keeping it real.
and for those of you that look at MY life
and find yourself wishing you had it
allow me to remind you that my day began yesterday
with me performing a rectal exam
on a trauma patient who had shat himself.
welcome to second year, Dr. Fleming.