The Time There Were Five ‘First World Problems’

*Warning* If you don’t like ‘First World Problem’ rants in blogs… You should probably stop reading now.

 

Deep Breath… And go.

 

I’ve been putting off writing this blog for almost a week.

 

For the record, I generally try not to write blogs like this. I never really like discussing the goings on in my life – Unless there’s a way of being able to take the piss out of it and make it funny.

 

Once, I seriously thought about heading in that direction though. A more serious look at the world in which I live. I thought maybe that could be the ‘theme’ for my blog and ultimately? After a few feeble attempts, it became apparent that I wasn’t cut out for that and it stopped me writing my blog for months.

 

This year however, I planned to stick to a writing schedule and blog at least once a week. So far, so good.

Thankfully, Outlander Se 5 is in full swing so there’s been plenty to write about. Don’t worry, I will be doing a 502 recap. Just as soon as I get all this niggly shit off my chest.

 

As I said, if first world whining is not for you-leave now. Don’t hang around till the end. I won’t be offended.

 

  • People in general.

 

Is it just me or is every single person trying their upmost to be an asshole this week?  I swear, there must be something in the water supply because everyone appears to have great difficulty walking due the massive stick shoved up their ass!

 

Working in Customer Service, you learn fairly quickly how to ‘read the room’ and this week’s room is full of folks whose sole purpose for existing to make everyone else’s lives as difficult as possible.

 

GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER HUMANS! YOU’RE EMBARRESSING YOURSELVES!

 

 

Speaking of ‘reading the room’ – this brings me to my next point

 

  • Certain People of Influence failing to get a clue on how to read a {twitter} room

 

*Sigh* (And yes, I sighed in BOLD font because that’s how over this shit I am)

 

Look, I love Twitter. I do. But honestly? ……

 

There’s got to be a way of being able to educate people on how and when to respond to certain Twitter replies.

 

I have rolled my eyes that many times, I can honestly say I have done it for time, for Cals, EMOM’s and half a dozen reps on each eye!

 

How many times must we, the decent folk of the Outlander fandom sit and cringe at the sort of folk that are getting their @’s answered?

 

Please stop answering things like that. The tweets of the desperate. The trolls. The ones who fail to appreciate your viewpoint and tell you not to give up your day job. I, for one, cannot see what anyone hopes gain from this…. Other than making sure said people of influence being told to steer clear of the platform all together.

 

  • The constant misspelling/ mispronunciation of OL character names!

 

*Ugh*

 

  1. First off STOP IT!!

 

  • Its JAMIE FRASER!!! It’s not Frazer.  Nor is it Frasier. Stop spelling it that way! (Also, stop pronouncing it that way as well! Do your research before discussing characters please!)
  • CLAIRE There is nobody named Clair in these books OK. No, I don’t CARE if that’s a different variation on a theme – CLAIRE! HER NAME IS CLAIRE!
  • The correct way to spell his name (as per all 8 books to date) is ROGER. It has always been ROGER. DG wrote it that way! Where on Earth did Rodger come from? No. Just no.

 

There are others. But I’d be here all day if I pointed out every single one of them. I know. I know. You can come at me and argue about the different variations of the spelling of names and that, in some cases, English Is a second or third language – but the books have been around since 1991 and to see the character names butchered like that … makes my blood boil!  Spell the character names as they are from the books. That’s all I ask!

 

 

  • Frustrations of a personal nature

 

Do you remember how I said I generally don’t like talking about this? Well, I still don’t. But here we are.

 

Currently, as I write this, my right knee is giving me grief. I’ve had two rather bad falls in as many weeks and as a result, its angry.

 

I’m meant to be almost completely ready for a week-long trip to Brisbane in March. By now, I should be at least 10kgs lighter than I was at the beginning of the year. By now I should be pretty much be able to dance around the airport unaided. (figuratively speaking) and it appears my body has other ideas.

 

I’ve been stressing a lot this last month. Not going to lie. There are a few … family matters that have been playing on my mind.

Realistically, they’re happy moments for those involved (I hope) but my wondering where I fit into these situations has me … just kind of floundering.

I’m sure the feeling will pass, and a resolution found, and I can move on eventually, but for the moment … I’m feeling very much on the outer and its rubbing me the wrong way.

 

The consequences of my emotional state has led to a bout of (rather inconvenient) comfort eating – in the form of Yumi Hummus and crackers. A lot of Hummus and crackers. Suffice to say, I’ve stacked on the weight. Not to mention wine. I’ve also drank a fair amount of wine this month and it has not done anything for the waistline. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve still been doing my weekly PT sessions and using the rower bike – but it’s just not enough to keep the weight off.

 

Add to that – I’m also back on the contraceptive pill to try and regulate my cycle. That has also contributed to the weight gain. (That’s all I’m going to say about that)

 

There’s also the fact I hate my body. I hate the fact that its broken and it’s so hard to fix. I hate the fact that at almost 43 years old – I still need help with doing so many mundane and ordinary things.

As I said, I’m flying to Brisbane in a little over a week and I’m terrified something is going to go wrong. I mean, my bestie is as fit as fuck and could probably carry me over her shoulder if needed … but still. I mean, I have a week to get things to settle and all will be well… doesn’t mean it doesn’t play on the back of my mind.

 

 

  • Will I? Won’t I? – Can I? Can’t I?

  

The question that causes me internal conflict. Basically, this is to do with my working situation

 

In short:

  1. I can stay at 3 days per week or
  2. I can take up another day and work 4 days a week

 

If I take A)

  • Things will remain as they are
  • It will take longer to pay off my work debt
  • It will mean I can look at potentially other avenues of income from home to make up the slack

 

If I take B)

  • An extra $200 in my pay per fortnight.
  • Extra $$ is good and will ease the grind on the hip pocket
  • Pay debts off a little quicker.

 

But the question is … Can I do it? Can my body, with thigs like they are, take on an extra workday. Currently, I’d say no. But… then again… compared to where I was a year ago… hell, even 6 months ago… I could still try for 4 days a week.

 

So, you see? The battle rages on and neither side has come up with a final solution.

 

That’s where I am right now.

 

Told you it was very first world.

 

Getting it off my chest and out there – hopefully will help.

 

In the meantime, I ‘m going to rest up my knee and hope for the best

 

Thanks for reading,

 

Ceej.

 

 

 

 

 

One thought on “The Time There Were Five ‘First World Problems’

  1. My 2-cents-worth:
    Trust your judgement. Listen to your body. Drink your wine. Worry about the weight when you’re in better frame of mind (don’t add that burden to an already taxed state of mental balance). Have you already looked at options for an add-on, work-from-home activity for extra income? Seems that might give you more flexibility. Hate to commit to 4th day of work and find you can’t handle it. Not good for your esteem or work’s estimation of you, most likely. Cut yourself some slack, lighten up on the flack. You are incredible. Your are making progress. Go on your trip and focus only on enjoying your friend and yourself. Worse things than being pushed in a chair if that’s what you need. Pride goeth before a fall. Don’t fall, don’t fail, kiddo. You got this. Everything in its time. Sorry, that’s all the ‘momming’ advice I have for now?! XO

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