She Said Sometimes Life Gets Messy

As you go through your entrepreneurial journey, you'll sometimes find that life blows. Life gets messy. This isn't a post to bum you out, but to help you make lemonade.

As I was talking to a friend, all of a sudden she dropped a bomb. She was going through some tough shit and then, what I had to say seemed almost irrelevant, inconsequential even.

I stopped talking about me and what I wanted to talk about, and I started listening, hopefully, I helped.

But it made me think. It reminded me of how life sometimes sucks, and how life gets messy. Those were her words.

Here's the video, enjoy.

The odd thing is that life usually smacks you straight in the face when you least expect it. The lyrics I mentioned in the video are from Wear Sunscreen by Baz Luhrman, arguably one of the most formative songs in my life.

Here's the bit that matters:

The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that
never crossed your worried mind
the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday

I listen to this song every couple of months, just to remind me and to keep me grounded. It never fails me. So I thought I would share it with you after my conversation with my friend. It also just happens that I had my own set of circumstances that recently blindsided me as well.

Here are the video and song in case you want to listen to the whole song. If you were born after 1987, you may feel it's a bit cringe. You can still learn from it.


  1. Life does get messy! Sometimes we need friends to help clean it up.

  2. the messiness helps you get more organized so let it be messy! thank you for sharing!

  3. I love that quote! The real problems are ones that you don’t expect to come. Thanks for sharing

  4. I totally agree with you! And I’m born after 1987 but I love the song 🙂

  5. Lige gets messy it is part of the fun 🙂

  6. Good post and yes making lemonade is the best approach!

  7. Embrace the mess, and time to start cleaning it up! Nice post.

  8. life can get messy. and thats why we need to surround ourselves with people who can help pull you out the mud

  9. Life does get messy at times. Thanks to great post like yours reminding us that we are not alone.

  10. I love that part let’s get messy. Great post you got here. This gives us a reminder that we cannot walk alone

  11. It’s an interesting post. Yeah, life sometimes gets messy and it’s ok. In this matter, we are all in the same boat 🙂

  12. Life is messy but it;s part of the journey to overcome it. I really enjoyed this post!

  13. I must say, this is so timely! Been struggling with organizing and getting on track recently but one thing’s for sure, nothing is stopping me. Thanks for the reminder though. Good read!

  14. Great insights and advice. In any aspect of our lives you can get knocked down. Just have to remember you’ve come this far already. Being knocked down is a learning experience! Things could be worse and can definitely get better. I watched your video & subscribed! Look forward to see what other advice you throw out there.

    • Thank you for the thoughtful comment, and for subscribing. I definitely think you make a good point about coming “this far” — I’ll pass this on to that person I was talking about. Maybe it’ll cheer her up.

  15. Life gets messy many times and it’s often that people find themselves in situations that look without an exit. It’s important when someone opens up to us to listen to them. Sometimes simple listening can make someone feel so much better.

    • You’re absolutely right. Sometimes as we talk through our issues we realize a solution or we find out that maybe it isn’t as bad as we originally thought. Thanks for stopping by!

  16. Great post, and I completely agree life can get messy and fairly quickly sometimes.

  17. I agree life really gets messy. We definitely need to keep balance and focus on positivity to get out of the mess.

  18. Great video! worth watching….yes, life always get messy for me.

  19. Life does always get messy! Sometimes we need fries and donuts to get over.

  20. Nice blog..! I really loved reading through this article. Thanks for sharing such a amazing post with us and keep blogging..

  21. Everyone life gets messy! It depends on each individual how they handle it.

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