Alight. I have been up most of the night with a puppy constantly needing to go out. I am most definitely in a no nonsense mood. It’s to the point where I am biting my tongue most of the time to avoid saying something too honest.
But don’t you wish you could answer every question with brutal honesty? I’m not saying you can’t. But if you do, you may step on a few toes and hurt a few feelings along the way. Take, for example, the curious aunt on holidays. Wouldn’t it be great to tell her like it is instead of politely answering her questions? Well, let’s pretend you can. I put together a short list of those frequently asked questions and their honest answers. Enjoy!
Q: How have you been?
A: Overtired, wishing I was a better cook, and I’m super overwhelmed by all my bills, rent and loans. How have you been?
Q: What do you plan on doing with your degree?
A: Honestly, something that will help pay off my loans and it would be fantastic if I enjoyed it.
Q: Do you like your job?
A: Do you think I would tell you if I didn’t?
Q: When are you getting married?
A: When we can afford it. So probably never.
Q: Don’t you live together though?
A: Yes, because if we were to pay for two separate apartments we would never be able to afford anything.
Q: Have you gained some weight?
A: Yes, but quite frankly do you know anyone who stayed the same size they were in high school? They’re called hips my friend.
Q: Have you heard how successful so and so is?
A: What you really mean to say is I’m not that successful, right? Thanks, that makes me feel great.
Q: Have you thought about having children?
A: Yes, and then I remember how hard it is to afford to pay for me to be alive. Not to mention, I would like to be married and have a better handle on my responsibilities first. So yeah, usually I ignore that thought.
Wow, that felt great. It was almost like some sort of strange therapy thing for my exhausted, grumpy brain. Here’s to figuring things out little by little. Thanks for reading!