I am in a mood #SOL18

March 30, 2018

I am in a mood, and it started last night, which is why I didn’t do a midnight post for today’s penultimate Slice of Life post.

I am also kind of at a loss for what to talk about. I am working through some things in therapy that are taking a lot of my energy. As a consequence, I don’t feel like talking about much of anything. I’m sick of talking about food and what I can and cannot eat. I don’t want to talk about grading. My students are both delightful and infuriating/frustrating, so nothing new there (and everything is as it should be). I don’t feel like being interesting or funny or pithy (or fill in the blank). I just want to sit on the couch and not do anything at all.

However, I did sign up for the challenge and, in the spirit of that challenge, here’s what I did today:

1. Woke up.

2. Lay in bed for two hours, sometimes texting, sometimes checking FB, sometimes doing nothing.

3. Got up, ate breakfast. Felt the crushing weight of the world on my shoulders. Thought it might be time for a FB/Twitter break.

4. Got overwhelmed by the thought of calling the gastroenterologist’s office and/or the dietitian to make an appointment.

5. Realized that taking a shower would help me so got in the shower. Regained the ability to think again and function like a human being.

6. Spoke to my mother on the phone.

7. Went to the library to grade. Considered briefly grading outside but remembered that I like the idea of working outside but not the reality.

8. Graded.

9. Came home, made lunch, ate it.

10. Went for a walk because it was beautiful outside today. Stopped and got ice cream. Spent an exorbitant amount on it. Regret nothing.

11. Ran into a coworker, talked to her for a bit.

12. Went to Macy’s, was told what I wanted is on the website. Went to Trader Joe’s, TJ Maxx, and Ross and spent money.

13. Came home, balanced my checkbook, paid bills.

14. Texted a couple of friends who made me laugh and really brightened my day.

And now I write this post so I can keep my streak going. I had a decent day, and I am sure tomorrow will be better. I always have to remind myself that it’s okay to be in a funky mood sometimes. Oh, and I did manage to make that doctor’s appointment and leave a message with the dietitian. The best part about being an adult is that things need to get done whether I feel like doing them or not. I mean, I guess that’s the best part.

Slice of Life Challenge

Slice of Life is a writing challenge hosted by Two Writing Teachers.

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  1. Amy Rudd

    Happy to see your day transition for the better. You captured so many details…and you completed the challenge. Do you feel you grew as a writer?

    • Akilah

      I don’t know if I’ve grown as a writer this time (I’ve done the challenge before), but participating is always a good idea and it has gotten me back into the groove of writing, which is what I really wanted since I have a creative project I have ignored for most of February (and March) (okay, and part of April too).

  2. K E Garland

    In learning how to acknowledge and feel my feels, that’s what I’ve learned too. It’s okay to feel however you feel 🤗

  3. Ally Bean

    #10. In my estimation I think that might be one of the best things about being an adult. Walk. Indulge. No regrets. Call me a grown-up! Happy Easter.

  4. Darin Johnston

    Some days, adulting is just what you wrote, powering through, finding a way, and realizing that because of that powering through, we’ve created a smile.

    >I always have to remind myself that it’s okay to be in a funky mood sometimes<

    Every. Single. Day.

    Thank you for being real! 🙂


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