Life can be shitty.

Sorry, but it had to be said. One of the things I pride myself on is my overall outlook on life. I do my very best to uplift and inspire everyone I come into contact with on a daily basis. BUT, that doesn’t mean it’s always easy to put my best foot forward. In fact, just yesterday I received a Facebook private message that was a lot like the ones I typically get: “Tamara, thank you so much for your daily posts…they mean so much to me. It’s like you know what I need to hear.”

And to that I say: BECAUSE I NEED TO HEAR IT TOO! 

Make no mistake, we are each a work in progress, and I certainly didn’t win the “What Would Jesus Do?” award that I can recall. In fact, here’s a few confessions from my secret stash for this week alone:

1) I yelled at my husband’s dog so loudly that I was embarrassed. She’s such a hyper-maniac and I was in a hurry, and so there I am, throwing a fit like a real jerk-head.

2) I cried when I found out someone I’ve known for years listed her house with someone else. (if you’re in real estate, you know my pain…and if you’re not in real estate, please don’t do this without thinking it through).

3) I broke my no chips and wine on weeknight rule…again.

So there you have it. We all have bad days, disappointments, and failures. We all wish there was more hours in the day and love on the planet. It doesn’t mean we’re defective or hopeless. Quite the contrary. I think that coming to grips with the fact that we’re all an emotional mess from time to time is a pretty healthy accomplishment. It reminds us that being human isn’t easy, but at the end of the day, it’s pretty damn good.The key is that we get back up, dust off our britches, and get back to the business of becoming better tomorrow than we were yesterday.

I hope you have your best day ever,