What Do You Do When You Feel Stuck?

Book Discussion

We've talked about how with each decision we make, we take a leap of faith. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. When Julie Klam's family move to a new neighbourhood and new building they hoped they were doing the right thing. It didn't turn out the way they'd hoped and as she discusses in Love at First Bark, she felt stuck.

"I kept saying, "It's going to be get better," and "Everything's going to work out." But I didn't really know how it would." p. 63

Image credit: Randen Penderson

Raise your hand if you've been there, done that. I know I have. There have been times went if felt like every step forward was like walking through quicksand. Be it a break up just three months in to a one year apartment lease or the very angry upstairs tenants who were in the process of being evicted, I've been there. Luckily for me, it was just me and my cat. I wasn't responsible for putting anyone else in those situations. I don't know what I would have done if I had.

"By the time the holidays approached, it was beginning to feel like everything I did was an attempting to make up for the miserable place we lived in." p. 61

Klam overcompensates for the situation by trying to made the holidays more special by buying her daughter more gifts. It doesn't surprise me. The times when I've been unhappy in a place have been the times where my book buying sprees (my favorite form of retail therapy) have been most epic.

Have you ever been in a place where you felt stuck? Did you overcompensate for it with stuff? How did you get out of it?

BlogHer Book Club Host Karen Ballum also blogs at Sassymonkey and Sassymonkey Reads.


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