The Ins and Outs of Real, Actual, Shitty Life

What can I say that you don’t already know about real, actual, shitty life? We all go through it. Some of us may be more fortunate than others, but that doesn’t mean that at some point in life they won’t experience grief, instability, or discouragement. It happens to all of us. There are certain aspects of and events in our lives that we simply don’t have control over, and that can be infuriating.

There are, of course, things we can do to help our situation and hopefully shorten the amount of times we feel like crap because of life itself. Solutions exist to every problem, we just need to be brave enough and strong enough to find them and actually make use of them. I write this as though it is easy, but trust me, I understand the difficulties.

When things don’t go our way

We’ve heard it time and time again, we don’t always get what we want. We can fight as hard as we want, we can hope for as long as we want, but in the end, we don’t really have a say. When this happens, it can hit you really hard. It can be such a let down, one that will have you questioning everything you’ve ever done or felt. On top of it, our expectations don’t always make it easy for us to meet them.

When we get hurt

We all hate feeling hurt. We will try our hardest to avoid it at any cost. But once again, it isn’t up to us. Our emotions take a front seat, and everything else takes a step back; emotions have a way of sneaking up on us and making us feel vulnerable. Basically, there isn’t always a happy ending waiting for us and that’s really difficult to get used to.

When everything feels overwhelming

All things have a habit of hitting us all at once. There are so many factors we need to be aware of and keep up with that it all feels impossible to deal with- that’s called being overwhelmed, definitely no stranger to any of us. When this happens, you realize that life is fucking hard and no one teaches you this. There’s no handbook. We’re all on our own; free to fall on our face and free to get back up again.

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