Do you ever read somebody else’s sappy social media posts and feel nothing but infuriated?
They usually comes in thick and fast like this:
‘Such a rewarding day at work! I was finally able to nail this project and the client said it was the best brief they had ever seen! For me, it’s always about the mind. I started the day off with a hot yoga session, skipped my morning coffee because I was so energised, and really set a positive mindset for the day. Can’t wait for what the future holds! #amazing #grateful #blessed’
Yesterday, journalist Sally Obermeder shared the opposite kind of post. A REAL post. Sharing on Instagram, she documented one of those days – the ones we’re all familiar with – where nothing goes to plan.
Where the morning coffee, or five, is absolutely bloody necessary.
It went like this:
“Elyssa had a specialist appoint so after work I raced home, picked her up,” Obermeder wrote to her 80,000 followers.
“Of course she’s sick so she sobbed in the car so I sang and talked and made up poems like a maniac to keep her calm.
“We raced to pick up Annabelle and I convinced (ok, bribed) her to eat her dinner veggies in the car and said if she did I’d get her a lemonade. It’s of course 36 degrees, Elyssa is still screaming and Annabelle is complaining that her vege box doesn’t have broccoli (don’t even get me started) and I’m singing songs and tossing carrot sticks at Annabelle, and as I pull into the car park next to the specialists and the guy says, ‘Sorry Ma’am’ (how am I a ma’am? is it because I only got two hours sleep last night?) Anyway he says ‘Sorry Ma’am we’re full’. Not even joking I think my eyes well with tears.