Brace Yourselves, People


You know how there are some days where you are just not feeling it?

Today is one of those days.

Here is a list of thirteen things I am over:

  • I am over having to be nice to people. Yes, I am grumpy. No, I don’t want to talk about it. No, I don’t want a hug. Thank you; I do appreciate it, but maybe try again tomorrow.
  • I am over all the work. Book reports, presentations, community nights, geography quiz, journal entries to submit, lectures, homework, community work… It’s not hard in and of itself; the pile just never gets smaller.
  • I am over being homesick. I miss Mum and Dad, the girls, Jack, and so many others back home, and feel like I’m upset about this whenever I have some quiet time and remember that I can’t hug Daddy or have Mum’s apricot chicken for another six months at least.
  • I am over the weather here. We’ve had all of five good sunny days this month. I’m in the Caribbean for goodness sake – the weather is supposed to be beautiful!
  • I am over having sand in my bed.
  • I am over cold showers.
  • I am over complaining about everything listed here. Yes, I can see the irony but just go with it.
  • I am over having no immediate/noticeable results from my four runs along the beach.
  • I am over mozzies.
  • I am SO over mozzies.
  • I am over the thought of no wine until mid May. The list of things I would do for a good bottle of cab. merlot, some cheese, salami, and chocolate peanuts is long.
  • I am over crying. So many tears for being on this life changing trip is ridiculous. Why did no one tell me it would be so emotional?
  • I am over tonight. The rest of today wasn’t too bad; I’m just being grumpy right now, and I know it.

I’m sorry for the negativity.
I don’t like whinging so much, but I’m being real with you – this is where I’m at right now.
And I can’t really say this to anyone here because everyone is so nice and I’m supposed to be nice as well.

Going to sleep this one off (hopefully).

Wish me luck.

14 thoughts on “Brace Yourselves, People

    • naomimowbray says:

      It’s all good; I was able to figure it out haha πŸ™‚
      I love you guys too.
      I cannot thank you enough for that time we got together in New York before I came here – it seriously got me off on the right foot! (Just imagine if I rocked up here as the blubbering mess that greeted you in the foyer hahaha; would have been a disaster for everyone involved!).
      You are such amazing family.
      Thank you for continually pouring out so much love – I can’t thank you enough.


  1. bronty says:

    Joy! Joy! Joy!
    We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you, so very much. And we are so proud of you and all you are putting yourself through.
    Of course you are emotional, of course you are missing home & your loved ones and of course it’s all overwhelming – being so far out of your comfort zone & so far away cannot be easy – I could NEVER do it πŸ˜“…
    But if ANYONE can get through this, you can babe! I know you can!
    Sending you strength, lots of love & big warm hugs xxx
    And if I liked wine, I’d have a glass for you Hun!!


  2. jules267 says:

    Oh u make ne smile my friend.
    The thing is most of us have whinge days and pretend everything is ok, we don’t let it out and it stews in us and comes out sidewards at a later time usually as an over-reaction to something or someone.
    You, however, cos your so awesome, know how to vent, how to express your feelings and we all love hearing how u feel cos we feel yhe same way on Australia Day not having you here too… (I shouldn’t really speak for others, this is just how I feel)
    I miss your laugh
    I miss your hugs
    I miss your poached eggs
    I miss your directness
    I miss your self assurance
    I miss your generousness
    I miss your amazingly beautiful singing
    I miss u as my partner in pictionary
    I miss how awesome your responses are in balderdash
    I miss our talks and your guidance when I have confusion around God’s will in a situation
    I just miss how real we are and how I can u everything.
    But I love that I can see pictures and hear updates o your blog and on facebook… thanks technology!
    I love your goegeous!!!


    • naomimowbray says:

      Thank you so much for this. I needed this, and your words are so precious!
      I miss making you poached eggs haha!!
      And I miss getting to talk things over with you and learning more about myself and God in the process.
      You are so special and I love you heaps sweetness.
      Can’t wait to get home and see you either πŸ™‚


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