I have this magnet on my refrigerator.
Back in January, my dad asked me if I ever changed the "mood".
I told him no.
And it's true. It has been stuck on "Today I Feel: Frustrated" for MONTHS. There was a brief period back in October when it said "Ecstatic", but that only last for two weeks (during which time I was in the 2nd round of the Mom's Panel selection process). When I didn't make it to the 3rd round I think I changed it to "Sad" for a few weeks (only because there wasn't a 'totally devastated' button. Ha.).
And then it went right back to "Frustrated".
My dad asked me when I was going to change it from "Frustrated" to something else. I told him when I no longer felt frustrated...or when I found a job...or when I won the lottery (as if).
Whenever the day comes that I am no longer frustrated with how things are going on a daily basis. That is when I will change the mood magnet.
Believe me, I'd love to have it say "Happy" or "Ecstatic" or even "Hopeful".
But I'm not feeling that right now.
It's not that I'm unhappy or totally without hope.
It's just that, right now, frustration is the name of the game.