Five fun facts for you friends this Friday:
- It snowed earlier this week.
2. Even though I was hoping that classes would be canceled (the sidewalks were pretty slippery), I’m glad they weren’t because dance class was awesome. We’re learning a badass dance to a remix of Beyonce’s “Flawless.”
3. My friend Christina and I were planning on going to another Cyc class on Monday night, but we both realized that we were wiped and swamped with work. So we didn’t go, and I instead ate berry cobbler a la mode for dessert.
4. I have to write a sentence ten times every day for a week for my exercise physiology motor skills lab.
Thought I’d make the sentence something meaningful, ya know?
5. I have a biomechanics exam this morning and I should be sleeping as I type this and I really want these pancakes right now.
Five minute Friday time! This week I’m sharing some noggin nuggets about how I sometimes feel insecure during good/prosperous/happy times and empowered during hard/trying/painful times.
So tell me:
Do you ever feel insecure in good times and/or empowered in bad times?
A fun fact about your week!
What are you craving right now?
20 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday #11: Guilt During Good Times”
I’m actually eating my favorite things right now so I’m pretty content. I was craving chocolate last night, but the past few times I’ve eaten it before bed it’s kept me wide awake all night, so I settle for a scoop of coconut butter instead 🙂 A fun fact about my week is hopefully getting sent a few products to try, I don’t know if I should get excited about it because they haven’t come yet, but it will be nice if they do. Have a great weekend Alison 🙂
I’ve never tried coconut butter, but I’ve heard that it’s mighty tasty!
I can relate to guilt in the good times for sure. That’s something I’ve done since I was a kid, when I sensed that some of my friends had less-than-stellar family situations and I had a fairly picturesque childhood. During rough patches, I kind of just try to power through and tell myself it could be a lot worse. I’m sort of realizing now that neither of those are great strategies, and it’s okay to be happy and grateful in the good times and to ask for help and really appreciate the struggle in the not-so-good times. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, and I hope your rough patch smooths out soon. Have a lovely weekend!
Yes, Ellen! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences ♥︎
I am craving peanut butter right now! Like, I am broken as hell and have no money for peanut butter or peanuts for homemade version 😀 It should be sad, of course, but I always laugh harder on the dark days 😉
Haha 🙂 Laughter makes things much better, for sure!
Ohhh peanut butter and pancakes sound amazing any time! anyways, I definitely feel insecure through good and bad times together. I think that I just have to wait and see what happens and work everything from there, but maintaining a positive outlook!
Mm yes. I’ve found that just handling things head on as they come, one thing at a time, is the best approach!
Girl I’m incredibly thankful you posted this. All my life I’ve felt precisely the same and when I tell others they think I have a few screws loose in the ole noggin (which I do but…lol) it’s hard for me to enjoy the good times bc I know they won’t last. Similarly I’d rather disappoint or sabotage something rather than be disappointed or let down Its something I’ve always struggled with and is difficult explaining to others who are all care free and go with the flow
On the other hand, like you said, if I’m having a hard day/week I’m almost excited and relieved bc I feel like this won’t lady and tomorrow will be better and good times are coming?! That sounds so screwy lol
Ok well I’m gonna leave that there but thank you for talking about this. And hey awareness is the first step right?!
Have a great weekend and stay warm! Spring where are you?!
YES, Katie. I feel ya. It all seems so backwards, but we can still maintain a positive and grateful attitude through anything. ♥︎
to be honest, i had some challenging experiences during childhood but i still feel guilty for all of the privileges i had and continue to have because things can always be worse. so i know what you mean! i guess it is best to just be grateful for what you have regardless 🙂
Hehe, I love the sentences you wrote out, and I also was really able to relate to your 5 minute Friday video. It is SO true that I feel guilty when times are really ‘good’ and I have to remind myself that it is OKAY to give thanks in ALL things to the Lord! It’s okay to have hard times and grow in grace, and it’s okay to have glorious times of celebrating and rejoicing, because God is using all of them to teach me. :))) Love ya Alison!
Yes indeed! God works through any and all situations. Thank you for your beautiful words as always, Emily ♥︎
That snow looked crazy! I’m so glad it’s 80 degrees and sun-shiny down here.
I definitely feel that insecurity and sense of almost self-doubt when things are going well. I will second guess what I’m feeling/where I am. I don’t believe things can be THAT good in my life. Unfortunately, that looming fear, that waiting for things to come crashing down holds me back from true happiness. So it’s something I am currently working on.
What I’m craving right now = a deep, long hug 😞 The past few days have been rough emotionally
You and me together are working on that, Kaylee 🙂
Consider yourself deeply hugged by me, girl ♥︎ Hope things are getting better.
Craving: gooey grilled cheese! Love keeping up with your life. You should post a video of the dance routine!
My best friend just sent me a Buzzfeed of different grilled cheeses, so I’m craving that too!
And I’ll see if I can get a video of the dance 🙂
I love that you’re posting videos of yourself!
Glad you’re enjoying them, Linda! Thank you!