Lately I’ve been going through (for lack of a better way to say it and it be effective) Some Shit….maybe you’ve noticed in my passive aggressive/woe is me tweets (yea my bad…I need to stop doing that but it’s my immediate outlet). I’m not going to get into the details of the pity party BUT it’s affected me. Tremendously. So much so that I’ve decided it’s time to really sit back and reevaluate my life…my goals, my dreams, my happiness and what makes me happy. I’ve always used the quote from Capt. Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Carribean to give advice to friends. It’s a pretty universal piece of advice…
PS to set it up Will Turner just found out that his Dad was a Pirate…and a good man.
Jack- “The only rules that matter are these. What a manÂ CAN do & what a man CAN’TÂ do. For instance, you can accept thatÂ your father was a pirate…and a good man…or you can’t. Pirate is in your blood, so you’ll have to square with that someday. Now,Â me, for example…I can let you drown. But I can’t bring this ship into Tortuga all by me onesy, savvy? So. CAN YOU SAIL UNDER THEÂ COMMAND OF A PIRATE? OR CAN YOU NOT?”
Basically, after knowing all the facts about a situation (and accepting that you CAN’T change the ones you don’t like)…can you handle being in the situation or not?
Recently I decided that I needed to ask myself that question.
This morning I got a text message from a friend of mine. It started out as normal banter. Then he asked how I was doing. I said, â€œjust trying to figure some things out in life.â€ He responded withâ€¦ â€œBoy Problems?â€
I was offendedâ€¦Really? Boy problems? Would I really be going through LIFE CHANGING emotions over a boy? PLEASE! Iâ€™ve never let a man affect me in the way that this has affected me.Â (Sidenote I wasnâ€™t mad at him. He assumed that it must be boy problems because thatâ€™s what â€œgirlsâ€ get upset about).
So I responded….”I got 99 Problems but a Bitch ain’t 1″ Thank you Jay-Z…it became the song of the day.
Lessons learned from this storyâ€¦
- Jay-Z is AWESOME and 99 Problems was the song of the day.
- If you text me, be prepared to get song lyrics as a response.
- Time to decide whether I can sail under a Pirateâ€¦
- Twitter is not Therapy.