It's almost the "most depressing day of the year". I don't know who made that up, I heard it on the news and failed to catch the credit. I certainly didn't coin the phrase, but, I agree with it.
According to some source some where ("they"), January 22 is the "most depressing day of the year". I may not have coined it, but I can see it.
It's cold. Dark. Slippery. running.
It's Cranky children who've spent too much time confined within the 4 walls of my home.
It's a Blast of homework and due dates with no end in site.
Spring is months away.
Spring break is even further.
Easter is a glimmer on the horizon, so faint it's hard to know if it's real.
AND to top it all off - we're all starving ourselves on our new miserable RESOLUTION lifestyle changes that limit copious amounts of chocolate therapy.
I've been tooling around in blogland for a few days now and I'm seeing a lot of the same type of posts. Bloggers are struggling with body issues, health issues, and happiness issues. Their Kids are sick. Their Husbands are cranky and unsupportive. Their Ankles are cranky and unsupportive. Their spring marathon can't get here fast enough. Their spring marathon is taking too long to get here.
So we're all feeling a little blue. I say, let's CELEBRATE THIS BLUEness! Submit your blog link to me on January 22. (I'll put up a post, you can link it in the comments ON 1/22/11). Tell us why you're miserable. or Tell us why you're GBA** & 1/22 doesn't bother you at all. Tell us the most creative story you can for why you didn't get your run in, or failed to get the house cleaned, or lost your motivation... whatever you want.
Just vent, share, ...and laugh at your own misery.
The most pathetic blog post wins a $5 gift card to Starbucks.
The most amusing/creative also wins a $5 gift card to Starbucks.
There will be two winners, so even if you're pathetic and funny, you can't win both.