To Suck or Not to Suck

Have you ever wondered if you just plain suck? I wonder this about… ummmm… I don’t know… five times a day. Six, maybe. The first time usually happens around five in the morning when I get up to go to the bathroom and can’t get back to sleep. In the dark, I lie in bed counting my flaws and saying… today is the day. Today is the first day of my new life NOT sucking. Today will be different. Somehow, magically, all the sucky cooties that surround me with miraculously lift off, and I’ll be infinitely less sucky. Then, I usually fall asleep for three minutes before the alarm goes off at six. Then I’ll wake up and start moving and feeling better, convincing myself that I don’t suck. That, in fact, I’m pretty awesome. That I can do anything.

I won’t have my second downer moment until about 9 or 10. It will last until around 11, at which point I’ll get a second wind and feel awesome, again. This will last until around 1 when I start to suck, again. Then I’ll feel good until I pick my son up from school, and then after we’ve been home for an hour or so, I’ll start feeling sucky.

You see where I’m going with this.

My question. How can you get rid of sucking for good? Is it a self esteem problem, or do I, in fact, truly suck. Does someone make a suck-o-meter that can measure true suck against perceived suck?

It would be nice, wouldn’t it?

I wonder if I can get a patent on that.


4 thoughts on “To Suck or Not to Suck

  1. amy

    THis is pretty much to a tee how I feel.

    Sometimes something out of the blue amazing happens and makes me believe that I don’t suck. It never lasts.

    I don’t think you suck. In particular I like the things you say about children’s books. Not sucky at all.

    And strangely neither does this post suck. It make me feel less sucky.


  2. meghan

    you knew i would have to say something, right? you are one of the least sucky people i know-ish. as an imaginary friend goes, you are right up there with george clooney in the not sucky department. you have inspired me more than any other writer. you have beautiful words and a beautiful heart. you love that boy. both of them. you should see what i see. i wish you could. i wish you believed you are amazing. you are. xoxo

  3. Robin

    Uuhhh ….. that would be a resounding NO! I’ve sung your praises ad nauseam so I won’t repeat them … but I stand firmly by them! 🙂

  4. scribblerinsa Post author

    you ladies are awesome. making light of the sucky feeling always makes it infinitely less sucky.


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