Yesterday was the last day of school for students. Normally it's an awesome day and I'm excited to be done with work and have a summer of FREEDOM. I am not excited for this summer. I do not care that it was the last day of school. I hate listening to people talk about how happy they are that it is summer. Everyone was so freaking happy yesterday. Don't get me wrong, I want them to be happy. They deserve to be happy. I just don't want to be around all of that happiness right now because I simply can't relate to it.
I spent the afternoon trying to cancel our Hawaii trip. Our hotels were able to be canceled without penalty, but surprise, surprise there are 5,000 hoops to jump through to get our NON-REFUNDABLE airline tickets refunded. And even if they except our request, they don't get actually refunded, we just get a credit. So United gets to keep all of our money until we are able to go to Hawaii again. This really freaking sucks but it was my own fault for buying the tickets. I am so pissed that we saved money for SO LONG for this trip and now the airline just gets to keep our hard earned money. I am so freaking angry right now.
When people ask me, "How are you?" I smile and say I'm good. But I'm not good. I'm sad, pissed, scared, jealous, and tired. And then I feel horrible for feeling these things because I think they are very immature feelings to have.
I told you this was going to be negative. It does feel good to put my thoughts out into the universe.
But come back tomorrow and I will have sunshine and rainbows for you!
Oh that does suck. :S If it makes you feel any better, I'm not sunshine and lollipops either? I'm job hunting. :( I work in a very tough school board to secure a permanent position and I'm just hopeful I'll get a 100% job. This weekend is supposed to be super fun with all the girls running the Sole Sisters fun run, but I'm stressed and cranky....lol.ReplyDelete
p.s. that Grumpy Cat pic is awesome! ;)
Job stability sucks- and worrying about it sucks! I'm sorry you have to be stressed out about that tight now. I hope you are able to enjoy the Sole Sisters fun run!!Delete
lol and I love the grumpy cat thing too I am saving that one!Delete
Heather, I'm really sorry to hear that you're currently looking for a job. I KNOW you'll find one; you're clearly a talented and caring teacher.Delete
I feel your pain. Rick and I had to cancel a Costa Rica trip in 2004 when my mom came out of remission from leukemia. I am so sorry.ReplyDelete
I am glad you are able to step back and truly express how much this situation sucks.
I feel it's good to acknowledge it, get over it and move on.
And it will get better, I promise. It is just very raw right now.
Keep your chin up, Megan. Sometimes you gotta hit rock bottom so you can push off and make your way back up to the top!
You're right Susan, it is raw, and I am sure it will suck less and less each day.Delete
Yuck, I am so sorry that you have to go through this. I suppose you didn't buy the trip insurance?ReplyDelete
Which island/Resort where you going to be staying at?
No insurance. I bought a discounted nonrefundable package.We were going to stay 5 nights at the Hapuna Prince and then 2 nights at the Hilo Naniloa over on the rainy side of the island.Delete
Hey, I am impressed with how well you seem to be handling things! With what you're going through, it's OK to be negative! I would be pissed, too, about the airline tickets! We had to cancel a family trip last year when my dad was sick. Luckily, we weren't flying, though!ReplyDelete
Thanks Lis :) I'm sorry you had to cancel a family trip. As you know, it's the pits!Delete
I'm with you here. I would be passed as well. You have every right to be upset/mad! Thought the post was pretty PG based on the title lolReplyDelete
I'm glad I didn't offend you :)Delete
I hope the airline provides you with a credit so that you can apply it when you are able to go to Hawaii. Tell them you are a very influential blogger and that you will get all of your readers to write bad things about them on Twitter if they don't!ReplyDelete
... But really, I'm sorry this is such a crappy time for you. I don't think feeling angry, sad, etc. is immature at all. I hope that things start looking up soon!
Yes, and one other thing United doesn't know about me- I hold a GRUDGE.Delete
I hope they at least give you a long time to use the credit, that's ridiculous given you have a medical reason you cannot go. So sorry for the terrible news and all the hassles that come with the change in plans.ReplyDelete
I didn't even think of having a certain time frame to have to use it in... We want to go next summer.Delete
I'm so sorry. I'm sending you happy vibes. This is such a crappy thing to have to go through. You're allowed to feel upset. Don't apologize for it!ReplyDelete
i am so sorry. it is 100% understandable for you to feel sad, pissed, scared, jealous, and tired...and maybe tired a few more times. i hope that you have a few people that you can let it all out around. whether that's friends or family....hope you have a network that you can call on.ReplyDelete
go get some ice cream. get a lot of ice cream.
lol I have been comforting myself with food a bit :)Delete
There's nothing worse than feeling pissed and annoyed and frustrated and then feeling - on top of that - like you owe it to people to be happy and put on a brave face.ReplyDelete
IT FREAKING SUCKS that you guys were planning a trip and it was derailed for such a terrible reason. Be as negative as you need to be. It's okay to have those moments. I'll be thinking of you!!
Thanks Ali! I think if I am negative and pissy and embrace it, it will pass faster!Delete
These feelings are not at all immature -- they're human. You're having to cancel something amazing because of something scary, and you have to deal with a bunch of red tape on top of it. That's a valid reason to be upset. No need to apologize. Especially since this is YOUR blog and you can post whatever you want.ReplyDelete
Also, if United gives you a credit instead of a refund, that might not be all bad -- that'll be one less expense you'll have to deal with again when you DO get to go.