My Life Is In Constant Chaos

Elsa –

My life is going crazy!

I got married right out of high school, and since then life has just been one whirlwind after another. Currently, I am getting divorced. I’m working at a job I don’t enjoy, I’m waiting to leave for the air force, and my soon-to-be ex is having my truck repossessed.

My life has been so insane and stressful the past two years. Will my life ever calm down?

Windswept Hair

Dear Windswept,

Calm down? No. Not with a chart like this, it’s not.

Some people have chaotic lives. Others think that people like you create their own chaos. Sometimes this is true. But there are some people who are always going to have a lot of balls in the air. You’re one of them and I don’t know what to tell you, but learn to juggle!

Okay, not really. I have some other ideas. You might discriminate around who you choose to associate with. You don’t really need anyone who is going to whip you into a frenzy, do you? So lose people like that as quickly as possible. And when you meet someone who offers a respite, or gives you some peace… try to glom on, okay?

It also may help to accept and embrace your circumstance. Your chaotic life, I mean. Rather than wait for the calm that will never come, how about striving to make art of your life? Because you won’t get free of your basic nature.

It’s sort of like having brown hair. Or black. Or blonde. Whatever you have, it’s yours so you may as well strut around with it. I figure you may as well go out in the world with this: “I’m a badass juggler! Watch this!!”

Good luck.


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