A Glimpse into My Journey

One step at a time.

What I actually say vs what I want to say


“How are you?”

What I actually say: “I’m good!  How are you?”

What I want to say: “Life sucks.  Why is this whole adult thing so hard?  But do you even care what my answer is?” 😒


“How have you been?”

What I actually say: “I’ve been great!”

What I want to say: “I was fine until I bumped into you and had to pretend to want to talk to you.” 🙄


“How was your weekend?”

What I actually say: “It was nice and relaxing.”

What I want to say: “Zero things accomplished.  Is it Friday yet?  I think I might be allergic to Mondays.” 😪


“Oh wow, you go volunteering?  That’s so great!”

What I actually say: “Yeah, I really enjoy it.”

What I want to say: “It’s alright.  I needed something on my résumé, but to be honest, I’d rather be home eating a jar of cookies in my PJ’s and watching The Princess Diaries.” 🍪🎥👑


“What are your plans for the future?”

What I actually say: “Maybe I’ll go back to school and get my master’s.”

What I want to say: “I have no idea.  Life’s a mess, and I have nothing figured out.  I think I need a nap.” 😴

9 comments on “What I actually say vs what I want to say

  1. writeshefali
    October 23, 2016

    Hahah… loved this post… n your volunteer answer was hilarious n relatable 😊….its so true our pretentious answers so different from how we feel….

    Liked by 2 people

    • fluffysteps
      October 24, 2016

      Hehe, glad you can relate! A lot of times, we say things merely out of habit and not sincerity.


  2. Cattie's World
    October 25, 2016

    ha ha ha ha. That’s a Woman’s Mind. That’s why Men cannot understand us, they say, because we are so Smart, We behave Cool but what we actually want to say is “Damn You”.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. 😃 very true

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Gbolabo Adetunji
    October 27, 2016

    So true. If we say everything that first comes to mind, what chaos we will have on earth. Lovely post.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Varuna Sharma
    November 2, 2016

    I could relate! Great post 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    November 22, 2016

    Loved your post!
    Yeah,it is for this very reason that I have turned into a good listener because most of the times we don’t mean what we speak and what we mean we never speak it . 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • fluffysteps
      November 23, 2016

      I really try to be a good listener too, also because I don’t like to be interrupted when I speak, so I try to respect others when they speak. Thanks for stopping by!

      Liked by 1 person

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