Drama Mama???

Every once in a while I like to take a step back and take stock of my life.

Do you?

Usually when I do I find that I’ve gotten way too caught up in things that don’t matter and way too little caught up in those that do. This holds true for my professional as well as my private life. Sometimes taking a step back and looking at the ‘big picture’ (I hate that phrase by the way) yields surprising results.

For example:

There truly are those that thrive on drama. Life just cannot be run of the mill for them. Give them a problem and it becomes a catastrophe. Use whatever analogy you want but it’s the same – drama. Do you have friends like that? I know that I do. Or, on second thought are they truly friends? I mean, why would someone want to suck someone else into their drama? It sure isn’t because it behooves me – no, it really behooves them. They, get to offload some of their stuff onto me and I….

Get to fret about it.

Talk about it.

And then fret about it some more.

And the owner of the drama?

Moved on.

To parts unknown.

I took this step back because this week? Yep you guessed it – I stepped into not 1, not 2, but 3 quagmires of drama. The first two were work related and somewhat unavoidable but still – I had the ability to walk away. The third occurred in my personal life. I have no desire to ‘rehash’ it out AGAIN but it was one of those same tired arguments which basically in the end boils down to: I think I’m better than you because….and then the resulting aftermath.

Thus I’ve refocused. School has just gotten back in session and I have work to do.

And honestly, I don’t think that anyone will even notice that I’ve elected to forgo the drama.

xoxo, sober mommy


Sober Mommy said...

ugh... drama. You're absolutely right. Some people not only thrive on it but seem to require it in their life. Good for you, for trying to remove yourself from it. I need to try and do that more often

Sober Mommy said...

i have a family member who's whole life revolves around making situations more dramatic than they really are. she urks me to NO end.

Sober Mommy said...

Hooray! I can comment here again! I couldn't before. And drama? SUCKS. I hate it.

Katie @ Domestic Debacle said...

I'm eith you on the drama front, especially here on the net. It's sad that people can just sit back, and hide behind their comments. But you know what? We're human, and hopefully we learn and move on. Maybe we'll see the drama before it starts to head our way- and bail that hot mess!

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