Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Whatta guy!

My hubby, Rob, wins major, MAJOR points today. I've been struggling lately. I feel lost, like I don't know what I should be doing with my life. It's emotionally draining. And on top of that, I've been overwhelmed with tasks, for work and outside of work. I basically feel as if I'm drowning. To be honest, it's my own fault for taking on so much. I shouldn't, especially since I'm horrible at prioritizing.

Anyway, today proved to be another rough day. I was so frustrated midday that I called Rob blubbering about my unhappiness. He listened. He advised. He rationalized. And then I went back to work.

Two hours later, as I'm fighting with my printer, Office Space style, I see Rob out of the corner of my eye holding lunch, a card, and these:

Good boy!

Gestures like these from Rob the Robot are few and far between, but they always seem to come at the moment I need them most. I know that no matter what, Rob will always be there to support me, encourage me, and help me through rough patches. I'm a lucky gal!


delightful_trinkets said...

Oh My!! What a sweetheart! You are a lucky girl, I can totally relate to your feelings of late. I go through that so often. I am the kind of person who doesn't like to miss out on anything so I often find myself in your situation. I can never say no, I always want to make sure others are happy and comfortable, I take on WAY more than I can chew, and I'm social and that's what gets me into that predicament in the forst place.

Just from reading your blog and Operation Nice, I think you are amazing person. I was so jealous of you, in a good way, because I thought OMG, this girl has it all together. She is an amazing designer, she has amazing etsy shop and she's just a downright NICE person! You care for so many people and just the goodness of mankind in general. I don't think I have any advice on how to get over any of it. But... just know that you are not alone! Recently, I did notice however, that where I live is a bit like "keeping up with the Joneses". I think that has us looking to wanting to do more and trying to be everwhere at once. Melissa, you are amazing girl! That's all I can say. You have inspired me to become a better person!


Sky-Doll said...

What a sweetie! You're so lucky. ^^

Melissa said...

delightful trinkets - you are my new favorite person!! Thank you so much for saying such sweet things! :) I definitely DON'T have it all together, but it's nice to know I fake it well. I really appreciate your kind words and support!

Lindsay said...

Hey Melissa,

I am feeling the same way lately- is it a case of the late-20s breakdown? Methinks so. Anyway, your feelings are pretty normal and that we don't HAVE to have it all figured out now, or really, ever. That's easy to say, but harder to internalize, right? All I can say is muddle through it, and thanks for all the niceness you put out in the world. I, for one, love it!

Love, Lindsay

devon spec said...

mel, honestly... i hear ya. :) knowing you and rob (which i feel like i do) it's kinda the age old conundrum. what will make me happy, ... although i feel like my question lately is that "what can i do to simplify my life" so that i don't feel like i'm drowning.

i know we dont talk on the phone but you know i'm always here.