Mouth Off Monday: The "Bad Day" Trap

Happy Monday!

Going to try out something new here...Welcome to Mouth Off Monday, where you can read my ramblings about various things I come across on the internet, teaching and non-teaching related. Feel free to mouth off in the comments as well!

This week, while scrolling through the ol' Facebook feed, this caught my eye: 

Now, don't get me wrong. I totally understand the sentiment here, and I can fully get behind it. For example, dealing with my rambunctious kids for the next two weeks may be, well, let's say challenging, but it in no way compares to the problems that most of the world has to deal with.

That being said...

I have not made a secret of not having the greatest year. I don't get into details because this is shiny happy blog world, but it has been rough (...and what incredible timing, after waiting YEARS to start blogging and TpTing)! I think there are three main components of adulting: your work life, your health, and your personal life, and I have never been able to have all three be awesome at the same time. This school year in particular, the balance is *way* off, and it has put me in a bit of a funk that I am slowly finding my way out of.

Something I have learned to let go of is feeling bad about my "bad days." I was in this ridiculous spiral of getting into a mood, and then thinking I shouldn't be in this mood because others have it so much worse, and having that put me into a worse mood, and so on, and so would never end! I had to realize that even if my "bad" doesn't compare to someone else's "bad" I still have to honor it. People who have never dealt with anxiety or depression cannot understand how the smallest thing can turn your world upside down, and it's not so easy to just "snap out if it" or "think about how lucky you are." Everyone has some type of battle they are fighting, whether it is visible to others or not.

To end this on a positive note, things have been getting a lot better lately! One of the things that has helped me tremendously is joining the blogging community and getting a glimpse into the lives of so many different teachers...everyone is so supportive and willing to share their ideas or just listen to a vent or two. I'm so glad I finally gained enough confidence to put myself out there!

I hope you didn't mind my venture into a different type of blogging for the day...anything you'd like to mouth off about? Share in the comments below! Thanks for reading!


  1. Thanks for sharing! I agree blogging is a great stress release. I also enjoy all the positive uplifting blogs but a little venting is needed too! I know my dh is tired of hearing my complaints. I welcome mouth off Monday and look forward to your next post. Do you mind if I link up?

    1. I'd love if you linked up! It will give me motivation to write the darn thing, lol. Thanks for reading!


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