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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.  “Give me a routine and I want freedom.  Give me freedom and what do I do? Create another routine.”

9.  “I’ve never done yoga well because I’m always thinking about the million other things I should be doing when holding a pose, which is probably the very reason I should do yoga well.”

8. “I may have been sewn into my dress tonight, but I win at corn-hole.”

7. “I’m closing my eyes because I have that ugly feeling. I’m trying to make it namastay away.”

6. “What else are sisters good for than to patch up each other’s aging facial flaws?”

5. “You bet we ordered color-coordinated fans to match our dresses. We’re from Texas” (my sister)

4.  “I need some greens tonight or someone is going to get hurt.” (my sister)

3.  “Ugh, my nails.”

2.  “My phone fits perfectly under my lumbar arch while laying out. Protects it from the sun and overheating. There are some things a sizable booty is good for. It’s called a ‘booty bonus.'”

1.  “Dad gets the front seat; it’s Father’s Day. It’s called ‘daddy dibs.’ I dunno, for some reason I’m on this alliteration kick.”

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



Author: lauren

author of // key + arrow // a life + style blog aiming to inspire readers to make the most of what they have today without compromising quality or settling for less than desired {all the while convincing herself} // {austin, tx}

8 thoughts on “#TheStruggleIsReal

  1. 10.Ignorance is bliss, once you fail to notice the routine you have all the freedom in the worlds, usually last until Friday night.
    9.You reached another level in your life, you should be teaching classes regarding self awareness.
    8.We all require stitches at a point in our lives, look for the bright part, they say guys love scars and shortness of breath.
    7.Wear sunglasses, works for me, the polarized reflection beats the feeling every day.
    6.Some make up artists have made a fortune that way, have you considered starting a business?Money stays in the family….
    5.Never make a bid against the house, house always wins!
    4.Well if it is just a ego trip, you are better off without them, greenish or not, thank God for credit cards….
    3.Things in the retina may appear different than they really are, so those things may actually prove to be the next keyboard crushers!
    2.If you could add rechargeable surfaces and faster internet connection you could hold the key to a tech guy’s heart, double bonus…just don’t hit refresh too soon…
    1.Wait until Mother’s Day Smothers to draft final resolutions, if the frenzy does not do the trick, you could always save the best for last!
    What can I say you really have a great sense of humour, and hope your Monday to Friday freedom routine turns into more creative stuff, keep the blues alive and posting!

    • Ha! Your response cracked me up. #4 is referring to greens as in vegetables… ha! My sister may be the only person in the world who craves rabbit food. 🙂

      • had my doubts on number 5, but green as vegetables slipped just past by me, her cravings though seem quite sane, carrots as orangish as they are they do work wonders on your vision, so she may have or develop extra vision, thank you for the reply, and glad you liked it!
        Lovely afternoon and hope more struggles are on the way, btw have you fixxed that growing problem, getting worried over here, guess just have to wait for the next post!

  2. Beware: Alliteration always antagonizes angst…

  3. Í remember #8.. and I had to ask my neighbor for help to get out of that dress-trap…I feared for my life,he laughed so hard that he nearly couldn’t manage the scissors… but it was worth the effort… I saved a lot of money, because I couldn’t eat nor drink something that evening :o)

    • Baha! You crack me up. The straps were too long on a dress I wore to my cousin’s wedding (short people problems) so my twin sis pinned that sucker down — nothing like last minute alterations! Thank goodness for a needle, thread, and a family that passed down the talented sewing gene (obviously skipped me!).

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