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#TheStruggleIsReal

Just as I aimed to ease the Monday blues with my 7 for seven, I aim once again.  Though this time, I need a good laugh — at my expense, because if I don’t do that every once in a while, I risk taking myself too seriously.

Upon announcing to my roommate one morning before work, “I had to talk myself into washing my hair this morning in the shower to avoid it looking greasy, but now I can’t talk myself into drying it, so now it just looks greasy anyway!”,  her dead-pan response to me was, “The struggle is real.”  That seems to be her go-to response to me quite often, and it’s since become my inner-mantra whenever I need to just stop, step outside of myself, and laugh at myself and my “problems.”  

Last week’s “struggles”:

10.  “My twelve-year-old student, the other day, tells me he was on Tinder.  He said, ‘I’m not going to lie, I got like 30 likes.’  Then he proceeded to tell me not to worry because he filtered out the thirty-somethings.  Is he implying I’m on there?!”

9.  “Every time I go to get my nails painted, I feel like I get attitude from my manicurist.  She looks at me with this face and says, ‘You want black on your toenails?’  I tell her yes, and she repeats it.  Then I just start to question my judgement .”

8. “At the same time, my coworker and I told each other we were no longer available that day after school to work out.  She told me she couldn’t work out because she had a hot date, and I told her it was because I had an appointment that got switched around.  Is this the difference between your 20s and 30s?”

7. “I took the gluten free waffle option and then I poured syrup on it.  Does that defeat the purpose?”

6. “I have a problem telling age with men when they are tall.”

5. “Out of boredom, I created an avatar of myself, only the app was written entirely in Japanese.  I’m fairly certain I sent my avatar out into the universe.  Thank God I didn’t go with the crop-top option”

4.  “I have two hangovers this morning — one from drinking and one from eating my weight in queso.”

3.  “Ugh, my nails.”

2.  “I’m too hungry to go grocery shopping.”

1.  “I’m waiting on a vegan taco.  Walking contradiction considering I just ate a rib.”

Happy Monday!  I hope you have a great week.  Share your laughs with me!

xo,

Lauren


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I’ve password protected most older posts, as I am suddenly feeling the vulnerability hangover of having three years of my life broadcast on the Internet. I have zero skeletons, and I’m always an open book, but as I get to know new people in “real life,” I’ve realized I want to forge those relationships organically. If you want to read more, message me and I’m happy to give you the password!


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#TheStruggleIsReal

Just as I aimed to ease the Monday blues with my 7 for seven, I aim once again.  Though this time, I need a good laugh — at my expense, because if I don’t do that every once in a while, I risk taking myself too seriously.

Upon announcing to my roommate one morning before work, “I had to talk myself into washing my hair this morning in the shower to avoid it looking greasy, but now I can’t talk myself into drying it, so now it just looks greasy anyway!”,  her dead-pan response to me was, “The struggle is real.”  That seems to be her go-to response to me quite often, and it’s since become my inner-mantra whenever I need to just stop, step outside of myself, and laugh at myself and my “problems.”  

Last week’s “struggles”:

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First round.

 

10.  “I’m too full to eat another round of this buffet.”

9.  “Look at how many full bottles of champagne are leftover.  Pour me another one.”

8. “This shirt is really flattering; I just can’t lift my arms in it.”

7. “Last night, I slept with my laptop.”

6. “I almost fainted during the luminaria ceremony at Relay for Life, so I had to sit down when everyone walked their final lap, while everyone stared and pointed at me.  I hate cancer, too!”

5. “That finch trying to eat our food reminds me of the time I took care of my best friend’s finches, and I came home from dance to find them both upside-down in their cage.  That finch reminds me of dead finches.”

4.  “These people are all carrying their bikes after their 75 mile race, and standing here waiting for them to finish is exhausting.  The sun is so bright.”

3.  “Ugh, my nails.”

2.  “Shoooooot, I always forget that I can fast-foward through commercials!”

1.  “I didn’t type my Monday post in the morning, and my two regular followers are going to think I’ve gotten a life.”

Happy Monday!  I hope you have a great week.  Share your laughs with me!

xo,

Lauren