when your day sucks

Monday, February 11, 2013

having a real job is more challenging than i ever thought it would be. this lovely shiny career that i have chosen, while completely enthralling, is exhausting. 

sometimes exhausting in an i learned and accomplished so much today and my job is awesome way. 
and sometimes exhausting in an all i want to do is watch project runway in my pajamas way.

there are moments when the fact that i am straight out of college just slap me right across the face. i have to face the fact that i literally have no idea what i am doing and scramble to pick up the pieces as fast as possible. 

today was one of those days. 
and i broke down. 
TEARS IN THE WORK PLACE. 

i literally tweeted, "cried at work today. i'm such a stereotype."

one of my co-workers saw me and asked what was wrong and it just made things worse. i said, "i'll be right back," squeezed my chin tight against my chest and speed walked all the way to the bathroom. 
locked in a stall i took a million deep breaths and cried. ugly cried as quietly as i could. i offered a prayer and just said, "please help me get it together." i regained composure and dried my eyes. they were a little red, but no one else noticed.
 
i went back to my desk grabbed my wallet and left the building. i ordered a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup at jason's deli, called my husband, and people watched. i also wrote myself a list of what to do when your day sucks. 

today was hard, but tomorrow is going to be better. and no one better yell at me. 

xoxo-
harley

15 comments:

  1. this.
    is my life.
    seriously feel ya on this girlie. your skin will grow thicker with time. trust me. keep your head up!! :)

    xx
    jess
    www.goldenswank.blogspot.com

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  2. I'm sorry your day was rough! Days like that always sneak up on us and attack us don't they?! I hope you enjoyed all the things on your list - I know most of them make me super happy, too!

    I hope tomorrow is much better!

    xo, Jordan

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  3. Sorry you had a horrible day... and don't feel bad about crying. I had to walk away from my desk all the time at my old job.

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  4. I'm sorry your day was poop :( Sometimes a good cry and delicious food can fix a lot. I hope tomorrow goes better for you Harley :)

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  5. New follower from the blog hop :)
    xoxo - kylie

    www.kandcamera.com

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  6. So sorry! This was well written and honest, and I really like your suggestions. I think we all go through days\times like these, so you are not alone. -Jessica L

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  7. Crying at work! Been there a time or two (or three?) At my latest job it was because I was repeatedly yelled at on the phone by angry clients. And oh, did it suck. I hope tomorrow is better!

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  8. Now following on GFC, came by via the GFC blog hop, hope you like my blog enough to follow too.
    Angela x

    http://british-bargains-and-beauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Oh man, I have so had days like these. Breakdowns became predictable for me at one job I used to have. We had really up and down business, slow for days and than a week of getting slammed. I could also expect a breakdown by the end of my second 14 hour day in a row. Too little sleep and too much work makes me crazy.
    -Mary

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  10. I always buy things when I'm felling down xx

    1stepclosereveryday.blogspot.com

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  11. I have days like that all the time...I try to everyday go out during my lunch hour to just reboot. Whether I'm going out to buy lunch or just taking a walk around the buildings I take a breather!!

    Feel better! I hope today is better for you!!! =)

    Ergo - Blog

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  12. Love your blog! Maybe we could follow each other on bloglovin or GFC? Please leave me a comment or follow me and I will follow you =)

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Le-Petit-Plastique/473640259360447

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  13. Hi Ladies! I just found your blog through the GFC Blog Hop and my first thought is that I love your design! I'm a graphic designer so I tend to [always] judge websites/blogs/just about anything by its design. As for when my days suck - chocolate is always my go to and then shopping or window shopping at the very least.

    Shannon (lifeofpoole.blogspot.com)

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  14. Oh yeah,I totally feel you!I had days like that too and still have!You just want to go home,lay in your bed and cry!But believe me,it gets better!

    xoxo

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