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Has anyone ever felt like this before?

srebak

Troubadour
Has anyone here ever had one of those times where you get through celebrating a holiday and while, for all intents and purposes, the day went rather well, all things considered, there was just something negative about the way the day played out in certain areas that you just can’t move passed in your mind?

I’m having one of those times, one among many in fact. But for right now, I’m stuck dwelling on how this year’s Fourth of July went down. I mean, for all intents and purposes, I did manage do all that I wanted to do this year, I watched what I wanted to watch in observance of the day and even managed to finish it all up before it was time to watch the fireworks. Plus, this year there were two of my three nieces (my sister’s two daughters) visiting my mother for the festivities, and since I live right next door to her house, I was able to go over and watch the fireworks with them and my mother. I even sent a “Happy Independence Day” text message to both my sister and my brother, along with a text of the same type to our father, and even got to speak my oldest nephew (my sister’s firstborn and only son) over the phone. For all intents and purposes, this day went pretty well, all things considered, but there are still some issues about it that I simply cannot get over, regardless of how small that they might be in a much grander type of perspective.

Has anyone ever had this type of problem?
 

pmmg

Vala
I often felt the day after the holiday should be a day off to recover as well. Thing is, holidays are nice, but they take me out of my routine, and so the sense of I did all I had on my todo list gets skewed. Seeing people is nice, but I really wanted to do X, Y and Z, and all of that somehow did not get done.

Add to that, that the social event and the connecting with people I wanted to see may still somehow remained incomplete, sometimes adds to that. Some of the old issues still remain, and are not much closer to being resolved, and some of the conversation were not quite run to the end. What can you do? I'd be okay with fewer holidays, and some of them..... But when I was a kid, I wanted all those days off school, so....
 

Avery Moore

Troubadour
For all intents and purposes, this day went pretty well, all things considered, but there are still some issues about it that I simply cannot get over, regardless of how small that they might be in a much grander type of perspective.

I imagine the mass shooting in California put a little bit of a downer on things, yes.

... In all seriousness though, not 100% sure what you mean as there isn't any context on the issues you mentioned. They could refer to things you didn't get done that you planned on getting done, things that didn't go according to plan, or somebody going out of their way to spoil the fun for everybody else.

I can relate to all three though, so I'm pretty sure that yes, I have felt like that before. :p
 
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