Monday Muse: Everything is Hard

Hi-ho and welcome back to Nerd Cactus HQ! Sorry I was absent on Saturday, but – as the title of this piece points out – everything is hard. I mean in life, ok. Life. GET YOUR MIND OUT OF THE GUTTER. (If you do not have my propensity for snickering at “that’s what she said”, then that outburst was not meant for you. Carry on.)

This past week has been tough. It didn’t start out that way, but sometimes when things seem to be at their best the underlying shit starts to appear. This week was not earth-shatteringly, life-alteringly terrible, mind you, but it was enough to get me evaluating my decisions vis a vis career, relationships, financial stability… Yeah… It was one of those “I’m an adult” kind of weeks. We all get them and they can be real downers; throwing everything into perspectives you never considered (or never wanted to consider) and sometimes just making you feel like a failure.

I had several of those moments these past few days and I have come to the conclusion that I am not a failure. Nobody is. As long as we keep fighting the naysayers and the negative energy clouds, and take into consideration that life is meant to be hard. If it were easy we’d never have moments of true euphoria. We’d never have those grand moments of victory, basking in our hard-won accomplishments. Would C and I have written a whole damn novel, if every little annoying misstep sent us reeling and unable to recover? NO. Same goes for all the rest.

In the wake of several sleepless nights, lack of appetite, and waterfalls worth of tears, I am here to tell you to be a fighter. As commander Taggart has said on countless occasions… “Never give up. Never surrender.”

Next time you hear from me on a Monday Muse… I promise I will be cheerier . (I’ve actually been working on a fun piece in my spare time, but it’s still taking shape.) So, as I leave you today, know that the things worth fighting for will work out for the best if you are willing to expend the time and energy it takes to win.



Until next time.




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