Lying to Myself

Today’s Bloganuary prompt is:

What’s a lie you tell yourself?

I don’t tend to lie to myself about things. I’m pretty realistic most of the time. And even when I do try to lie to myself, I know it’s a lie. I know what the reality actually is. But I suppose if I must answer the question, then it would have to be this.

I tell myself that I’ll somehow find a way to pay for everything once I retire, and we won’t end up homeless.

As I said, I understand the reality of life, but I really have to try to live with that lie if I want to be able to enjoy the short amount of time between now and retirement. 

I don’t really want to discuss the topic any longer, so let’s redirect to something else, but related. I searched for songs about lying to yourself. There are actually a lot of them, none of which I’ve ever heard before. This one seemed pretty appropriate for this prompt and could apply to a lot of different people, so I chose it to share here. Maybe it will speak to you. Maybe not.

This post is part of the WordPress Bloganuary Challenge for 2023, where everyone participating is provided a writing prompt each day. Today’s prompt was to write about a lie I tell myself.

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