Some days, I really hate growing up.
Lately, all I've been reading are articles on how we're too busy to do anything except work and that the older we get, the more likely we are to die alone since we lose the ability to make friends. I also get to top off the day with repeated news stories about how Atlanta has one of the worst transportation systems in the country and that young people are turned off from coming here because of it. (All those potential friends I could be making are going elsewhere!)
If I had it my way, I would never read the news again. All you get are stories about how we're failing as a nation or killing off our potential. Then in the local news, you've got a murder rampage, a giant jewelry heist, and a child stabbing. Life is depressing enough without having to deal with other crazy people's problems. Unfortunately, if you're not up to date with the dumb things that are happening around you, everyone thinks you're an idiot for not keeping up with the news. It's a vicious cycle.
I miss those days in the playground where the biggest worry was whether or not you could beg your parents for the latest My Little Pony or Sally Pocket. You never know how good you had it until you're slammed in the face with the 267 page report on how Penn State knew about Sandusky's pedophiliac preferences.
What local or national story has been drilled in your head lately? Does it make you want to pull out your hair, too? Let's start a club.
Spicy Color peter pan collar blouse
Hollister camo skirt*
Prada suede bow sandals
*I still can't believe I haven't thrown this away. If it were a tad bit longer, I would never give it away.