Bad Day


Have you ever had one of those days when all the resentments, all the anger, all your frustrations come bubbling up from you that you have no way of stopping it? When nothing specific is wrong, but the world just seems like an unhappy place for you at the moment? When you feel like the tears are too close to the surface but you suppress them because crying would make you feel like an ungrateful asshole for the blessed life you have right now?

Today is that day for me. 

I have no appetite to read, much less write unless it’s about how much it sucks to be me right now. I’m not going to bore you with my personal problems, because it’s really tough to talk about something not nearly as world-ending as it might feel to some. I hate it when I can’t talk to my husband about anything because it’s just so petty and insignificant. But if they were petty and insignificant, then why the hell do I feel like shit?

Sorry this is way too close for comfort to some of you, but if I can’t talk to anyone about how I feel, who else can I turn to?

 I’m going to take a few days off. I’ll be around to visit your blogs, but there won’t be anything new this week unless I feel better. This negativity surrounding me sucks. I have to kick it to the curb.

Have a great week, and happy reading!

  • I’m having a relly bad life slump at the moment, so all I do is stay in bed or try and watch some tv. I hope things get better soon, Joy!

  • I think everyone has those days. I know I have them more often that I would like. I hope things start to get better for you soon.

  • I know what you mean, and it sucks so much. I hope you get better real soon and get that energy and hype back in the zone! 😀 *HUGS*

  • Melanie (YA Midnight Reads)

    Oh girl we’re here if you ever need us *tight hugs* We all have those days, some more than others and that’s completely okay, just never forget that it’s never as bad as it really seems <33 *sends over some ice cream*

  • We’ve all been there and will probably be there many times over. Sending hugs your way. You are not alone and your problems are not insignificant. If they matter to you, they are significant despite their size in the grand scale of things.

  • I’ve been having those type days for the whole summer. It’s rough. I hope everything gets better and if something makes you feel bad than it is important. Thanks for being honest and wishing you the best *hugs*

  • *hugs*

    It’s totally normal to have bad days. In fact, I tend to have bad days where I don’t even know why I’m upset. Everything is going great and I just feel awful. What really gets me through mine is this spoken word that’s set to music. It’s called “Instructions For a Bad Day” and holy, it always gets me through my day. is the link.

  • I definitely have days like this as well. I think the worst part is not wanting to do anything at all, even stuff that you enjoy. Nothing wrong with taking a few days off and just relaxing in bed! Hope you feel better!

  • I am virtually sending you all the hugs and the love. I’ve had days like that too and what I usually end up doing is watching a lot of TV and being really lazy. I hope that you’ll feel better soon <3

  • I have this problem a lot too. When it happens to me, I hide under the covers, watch Psych and stay away from social media. :/ Hope you start feeling better and can find the urge to pick up a good book soon!

  • RO

    Hey Joy: I think as women, most of of us have gone through what you’re feeling at one time or another, but end up bottling it up, because we’re expected to have it all together, all of the time. The good thing about blogging is that it’s a good place to vent and share with friends who may or may not know you, who can offer objective thoughts and cyber hugs of encouragement. Mad props for your honesty, and know that we’re all here with you to share prayers as you need them, advice when you want it, and smiles when you’re ready. Hang in there, know that we love you and HUGE Hugs…

  • Ah, Joy, that totally sucks! I know what you mean and I’ve felt similar feelings. Those overall negative feelings when nothing “significant” is wrong, maybe you can’t even put your finger on what exactly is bothering you so much, but still, you just can’t get happy. It’s really hard to put it into words.

    I hope you snap out of your funk, but until then I’m sending over some virtual hugs and positive vibes to chase away the dark clouds.

  • Victoria (aka zEmfIrKa)

    I hope it gets better! Sending you happy thoughts and hugs.

  • Still thinking of you

  • Sometimes you just get days like that where you’re at your wits end, and you need lots of chocolate, tea and a good book so you can escape from the world for a while. Hope everything feels better in a few days when you emerge Joy. Lots of love <33

  • Awwww, Joy! I totally get what you mean here – I get these bad days, too. The one where you feel just so bad, where nothing is really wrong but you just have dark thoughts and you feel insecure and you feel so uncertain of yourself and the future. I had a same day a few weeks back and it was just awful – like a dark cloud just looming over you. I get you, girl, I really do, and I’m sending you hugs all the way from our motherland. Just remember you still have us! *HUGS*

    Faye at The Social Potato

  • So sorry to hear that. Some days are just bad and crappy. Husbands are great but they don’t always understand that “nothing is wrong but everything is wrong” feeling.
    Wishing you happier days soon 🙂

  • It’s never good to feel like this. 🙁 I have had days – even weeks like this – and it can feel like it is hard to pull through sometimes. Just know we are all here for you cheering you on to feel better <3 Sending all the positive vibes I possibly can your way, and hope all these negative things happening to/around you to go and bug someone else who is more deserving of this misery than you x

  • I hope you are feeling better. Hugs.

  • I’m so sorry you’re feeling like this – sending good vibes your way. Sometimes the stuff that seems petty and insignificant is the stuff that makes us feel the worst. 🙁

  • YES I KNOW EXACTLY HOW YOU FEEL!! I have these a few times a month or so and they suck. It’s impossible to pinpoint cause it’s everything and nothing all at the same time. More or less its just inside which is the awful part. I feel you girl but it will pass. We just have to remember that on the other side our lives are still awesome. sending lots of hugs and some pillow punches for good measure
    <3 Britt @ please feed the bookworm

  • I hope you will feel better soon 🙂

  • Christy

    Buck up, buttercup! Sounds like a normal day to me. Not really, but I definitely have had similar days. You need a punching bag. Or set something on fire. Very therapeutic. 😉 Seriously, hope your funk leaves soon.

  • lornak99

    Everybody needs to take some ME time occasionally. You can’t always be up and happy, and the blog will still be here when you get back. I am just the opposite, when I feel this way, the only thing that helps is reading-and chocolate. I hope you get over your blues and feel much better sooner than later 🙂 Take care of you,

  • Oh yes, I have been there before. Take all the time you need. I hope things get better for you soon!

  • I feel you, that happens to me a lot lately. I hope it’s not early menopause? I hope you work it out, Joy.

  • Lauren Becker

    Sometimes you just need to get it out somehow, and it’s your blog, so you write what you want! We all have bad days like that, where nothing HUGE has happened but it all seems to pile up on you. Take some time – just try and relax or do some fun things this week and i hope you feel better soon. 🙂


  • Oh Joy, I’m so sorry to hear you’re having one of those days. I can only recommend you do have that cry, because I feel like it helps, in the end, whether you think it’s necessary or right or not. I haven’t told anyone this, and only my dogs were witness, but I was listening to a song the other night and just started weeping, and each lyric was painting a picture of how a relationship I have with someone is and it was horrible. I knew it already, but this is one of my favourite songs and it had never got to me like that before. So I guess, whilst everything in between is different, we’re in similarly saddened places right now. I’m sending you hugs, pie and a bowl of icecream, okay? Feel better soon. xx

  • Ksenia

    Oh, Joy, I’m so sorry to hear this. Sending you hugs. Take you break and come back soon.

  • I’m so sorry Joy. I’m sending you massive hugs and face licks.

    I know the feeling well. It’s the constant feeling of being upset and nothing has really set it off. Life is fine, great even. But every now and then you just feel so incredibly down, really emotional and if you’re anything like me, I tend to cry at night. You’re definitely not alone and I’m just an email away hun if you want to talk <3 <3

  • kynndra

    Aw, Joy. I understand these feeling very well. Just take a period of time off to relax and deal with these emotions. I’m sure it will pass as swiftly as it came. Just curl up in bed with you favorite drink and food and make it a you day. Feel better, hun.

  • *hugs* This totally was me yesterday. Truly, it was awful and I wish I could say I was back to 100% today but I’m not. Those feelings are still very much lingering. I ended up binge watching Murder In The First all day yesterday (season one is 10 episodes long!). It helped. I didn’t read a single thing and I had no desire to either.
    I hope you feel better soon. It is weird to have these days because like you said, we are blessed but these days do happen and you know what, that’s okay. 😉

  • Oh, honey! I have one of those every three months or so and I usually end up in my bedroom, rereading something I’ve read so many times that it takes zero brain power. And I don’t talk to anyone at all. So I totally get where you are and I hope you find your way back soon. Hugs and heaps of love.

  • You deserve nothing else but to feel joy every day, Joy <3 Hope you feel better soon. Take your time.

  • Big hugs, take care of yourself, and try to find things that make you feel more like yourself and joyful

  • Don’t worry about writing content. Just do things when you feel like it. I hope things work out for you soon, Joy! 🙂

  • I’m so sorry you’re having a rough day, Joy. I hope you feel better. You take that break so you can feel good again. <3
    I want to see you back happy and joyous!

  • I know this feeling well Joy, I’ve had a few of those days recently and I’m wishing you every happy thought I can think of. Hopefully taking a few days off relieves at least one of the stresses in your life:) And while you may think whatever is bothering you will come off as stupid or petty to your husband, tell him anyway. You’ll feel better having at least gotten it all said out loud!

  • Let me send you lots of positive love <3 <3 <3 I've had, and still having those days, in the past few months. I know how hard a struggle it is. Not even your favorite anything could make you feel better, and your bed is just the best place to crumble on. I hope you find the strength to get up again! You are fabulous, Joy!

  • I know the feeling. So I won’t tell you anything you haven’t already heard, besides this too shall pass. See you on the bright side girly!

  • Huuuuuuuugs. <3 I'm so sorry Joy 🙁 I often feel like this too. And it is the worst. If you ever wish to talk about it, you can talk to me, whenever, always 🙂 I really hope you'll be feeling better soon sweetie. <3 You are the best. And never worry about blog posts; you don't have to post anything if you don't want to 🙂

  • Man! Just pray and have faith girl. It’ll get better even though right now things seem bleak! I’ve had those days too. I have faith you’ll bounce back soon. Take all the time you need.♡

  • Sending good vibes and prayers your way <3 Take all of the time you need, we'll still be here for you.

  • Fair enough Joy, I think we all have those days! Take some time to recoup!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

  • You sound disheartened, sweetheart:-( sending you huge hugs and prescribing a bottle of wine, lots of chocolate, fresh air and physical exercise. Whatever the problem, you need to get away from thinking about it. With you in spirit for kickass moral support. Xxx

  • I hope that whatever the problem it is, it works out

  • god luck for everything lady, I can understand the feeling, I hope everything will be better soon. take care. hugs