Just a Bad Day

Even when the fog of depression has lifted, and a refreshing light come’s bursting into your heart, there can still be those days.

The ones that kinda suck.

Not depression, just a crappy day.

But they’re the scary ones.

What if it’s back?

Am I going to be sad and “sick” again?

Those are the times that I have to remind myself that it’s okay to have a bad day.

It’s good to acknowledge a bad mood, a shitty piece of news, or a huge ass bill that you can’t afford.

And then take time to wallow.

An appropriate amount of time.

Watching that fine line between a bad day and depression.

Something that a person who has suffered with depression is always doing.

Making a bad day more than just a bad day.




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28 Responses to Just a Bad Day
  1. Alison@Mama Wants This
    April 6, 2012 | 6:32 am

    🙁 I hope it’s just one day. May you have lighter days and a lighter heart. xo

  2. Lindsay
    April 6, 2012 | 8:09 am

    Those days suck.
    I’ve been a bad blogger… but my life has been so overwhelming lately, that it’s the only thing I can actually walk away from.

    I miss you guys though.

    • multitaskingmumma
      April 8, 2012 | 8:14 pm

      I totally get it!
      I haven’t been visiting as much as I should but my daughter needs me more.

  3. Teresa
    April 6, 2012 | 9:20 am

    I always do that. I make it so much worse by dwelling on it. I hate self-pity. But I do. I have pity parties all the time. Parties that aren’t parties. Ugh. Hope your shitty day passed right on by!!

    • multitaskingmumma
      April 8, 2012 | 8:12 pm

      I really have a hard time determining whether a bad day is a bad day or if it’s the beginning of a slippery slope.

  4. Iza Trapani
    April 6, 2012 | 9:36 am

    Sending love your way, sweet Leighann. You are not alone! xo

  5. By Word of Mouth Musings
    April 6, 2012 | 9:49 am

    Just a day, you are always allowed a day.
    Because no matter how many times we tell ourselves that there is always someone else out there who has it worse … its our bad day. Our reality for that moment.
    We will own it, wallow in it and be it.
    But then sweet friend … move on to a new day. There is always a new day, and its always filled with promise.

    • multitaskingmumma
      April 8, 2012 | 8:11 pm

      Thank you!
      You are so right, we should allow ourselves to wallow in it, own it, and just live in it for a day.
      And then move on.

  6. Kindred Adventures
    April 6, 2012 | 9:52 am

    I have missed visiting this space. An extra busy life has translated to just reading and no commenting (connecting). You are so conscious of yourself and your emotions and so in tune with who you are and how you want to feel. I loved your honesty in this piece and while I can not relate, I think that others who have suffered from depression will find this warm and validating that they are not alone and a bad day is allowed. Work changes are a big deal…. hope you are well into a good day! MWAH -LV

    • multitaskingmumma
      April 8, 2012 | 8:10 pm

      You are so wonderful! I have missed you coming by!
      Your comments are always so heart felt and sweet.
      Thank you so much my friend.

  7. Julie
    April 6, 2012 | 10:07 am

    Bad days are allowed! Unappreciated, but allowed. And it’s definitely right to be sure to evaluate yourself and determine which side of the line you’re on.

    I’m proud of you and your progress!

    • multitaskingmumma
      April 8, 2012 | 8:09 pm

      They are SO unappreciated aren’t they?
      Maybe I need to celebrate them with a big tub of icecream

  8. Kimberly
    April 6, 2012 | 10:32 am

    Do the journal thing. I swear it is awesome.
    Then you can look back at how big of an asshole you were….kidding…kidding.
    We are all allowed bad days and when those What if’s start creeping up just give it a swift kick to the meat curtains and tell them to shut up.
    What if’s never materialize.

    • multitaskingmumma
      April 8, 2012 | 8:08 pm

      Brian says I should install a video camera.
      Then I will see what I’m really like.
      I don’t think so.
      That would not help at all!

  9. Rach (DonutsMama)
    April 6, 2012 | 10:37 am

    I hear you. It is always scary wondering if this is the slope downward or just a blip. Hoping it’s the latter for you. I won’t let you creep down.

    • multitaskingmumma
      April 8, 2012 | 8:08 pm

      Thank you! I am struggling with the worries about whether this is “it” and I’m finished with the depression, or if this is just another false happy.

  10. Robin @ Farewell, Stranger
    April 6, 2012 | 11:32 am

    Yep. I struggle with this a lot, wondering if I’m about to crash or if it’s just a bad day. In the moment I find it hard to tell the difference.

    • multitaskingmumma
      April 8, 2012 | 8:07 pm

      That is certainly a struggle.
      I don’t know how to tell the difference.

  11. katery
    April 6, 2012 | 1:14 pm

    boo, sorry your day is going crappy, i hope it gets better.

    • multitaskingmumma
      April 8, 2012 | 8:06 pm

      I just have to remember it’s only one day.

  12. Galit Breen
    April 6, 2012 | 4:32 pm

    I love the allowance for bad days.

    Thats just a plain old must, isn’t it?

    (Sending you much love, mama!)

    • multitaskingmumma
      April 8, 2012 | 8:05 pm

      I’m beginning to learn that it is.

  13. Jessica
    April 8, 2012 | 9:08 pm

    Punch the dad in the face and make it better. Smiles and happy thoughts to you.

  14. Leigh Ann
    April 8, 2012 | 9:16 pm

    Bad days suck. Strings of bad days suck worse. But I hope it’s no more than that. Christian’s always telling me that it’s over and tomorrow is another day, but I like to wallow in my misery.

    • multitaskingmumma
      April 14, 2012 | 10:33 pm

      I love that you get this.
      It’s okay to wallow.

  15. Kimberly
    April 8, 2012 | 11:58 pm

    Sending you lots of hugs and love, my friend. xo

  16. Jessica
    April 9, 2012 | 12:46 pm

    Bad days suck, and they happen. When they happen, they make you appreciate the good days even more. I’m hoping you have good and some bad days and lots of hugs. xo.

    • multitaskingmumma
      April 14, 2012 | 10:31 pm

      They do suck! Huge. But luckily it’s over soon enough.

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