Real Life

Making Lemonade of Life’s Lemons, by Larkin Oates, MA

Making Lemonade of Life’s Lemons, by Larkin Oates, MA

As I travel through plush lemony woods, I trip on life’s lemons just like anyone else. Sometimes it is comically obvious I cannot see the citrus for the forest.

Recently, I have been so overwhelmed, it seems as if part of my brain is offline. I bump into furniture which I normally navigate unharmed, and I feel like I am functioning outside of the normal timeline. I strain to consider my choices in these lemony situations, and yearn to make the proverbial lemonade. However, my juice has no sweetener. I am worn to a nub, as is my partner. Although we are ‘cup half full’ people, our cup has a leak, and I feel our lives rapidly draining out of it.

Missing Out, by Jenny Emerson, LMFT, LMT

Missing Out, by Jenny Emerson, LMFT, LMT

For those who didn’t catch the earlier blog, I gave up Facebook for Lent. I actually gave it up before Lent, on Feb 4th. So it has only been a couple of weeks but I am already noticing all the things I am missing. Friends are getting engaged, having babies, going on awesome vacations, etc.

Footloose and Facebook Free, by Jenny Emerson, LMFT, LMT

Footloose and Facebook Free, by Jenny Emerson, LMFT, LMT

I am giving up Facebook until the end of Lent on March 31st. Some of you might think, “Why would you give up all those pics and funny jokes?” Or others might say, “Really? This is something you have to “give up” like you would chocolate?” But yes, I am giving it up and have to give it up....