11 March 2013

Being okay

By: Jessica B.
Tagged: Random

Last week, I read the latest post from the amazing Nicole over at A Life Less Bullshit and it got me thinking.

The post was called: It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

Seriously, this girl is in my brain. I highly recommend it.

But what got me thinking is about something I’m working on in my personal life. It’s okay to be….okay.

Last year, drama and upheaval tend to find me. From friends to boys to family to work, there seemed to be something that’s always going awry. It was exhausting and emotionally taxing and it felt like any time anyone asked me what was new, there was always something bad or wrong.

But now, I’ve been making some changes and I feel okay. And I’m trying to focus on being okay and enjoy it, rather than wait for the shoe to drop.

Work is good, health good (or getting back to good), mood is good, running is good, friends are okay, family is good overall things are good or okay.

And that’s okay!

After spending so many parts of 2012 a broken mess, I’m enjoying this feeling of balance.

Things may not always be okay and there may be bad days, but for now, I’m enjoying where I’m at. And hoping it continues.









  1. I like it- off to read.. 2011 was a “not okay” year for me but as 2012 went on, and now 2013, i am doing well/okay :)

  2. Nora says:

    Oh, do I hear this. 2012 was a year of so many feelings and events and thoughts and happenings and it was good and bad which means it was tough to explain to friends, family and sometimes even myself. This year has been on the whole so much better and I’m so thankful for that. I’m learning how to be ME again, how to take things as they come and to be ok. It’s a relief, really. (Also, 2012 seemed to kind of suck for a lot of people in various ways. I’m glad it’s behind us!)

  3. katelin says:

    hu freaking zzah woman. yes to this and to being balanced and being okay, here’s to 2013 staying on pace to lovely things for you. xo

  4. Marjolein says:

    That’s great to hear! And you’re right, it’s okay to be okay.

  5. allison says:

    Running is good!!!!! OH and yoga – I find that clears my mind with the best of it. Who knew what a little heavy breathing could do!

  6. I’ve totally been there — it’s almost like a mild case of PTSD. For me it’s faded with time. I hope you get there soon :)

  7. Totally agree. Some days/weeks/months/years are just going to be $hit. But I kind of have this theory that you have to deal with the $hit, sometimes all at once, to appreciate the good. Kind of like living in the midwest in the winter. Yes, 10 inches of snow and negative temperatures suck…but sure makes you appreciate that 79 degree day with the sun shining and a light breeze…

  8. Well, I’m glad that you’re OK x

  9. mandy says:

    Yes, to all of this. I wasn’t ok for most of 2012 either. Now I am. Its been hard, but its getting better in a new and different way than I thought it would, but thats okay too. I’m glad that you’re finding yourself getting there too.