Five Minute Friday #11: Guilt During Good Times

Five fun facts for you friends this Friday:

  1. 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.

link to video!

Happy weekend!

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

  1. 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 🙂

  2. 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!

  3. 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 😉

  4. 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!

  5. 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?!

  6. 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 🙂

  7. 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!

  8. 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

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