The Recovering Pessimist

Helping pessimists see the bright side of life without losing their "half empty" roots.

Schedule Changes are Coming

Apr
30

A year ago, I decided to focus more on my creative writing projects. After much procrastinating, I created Snapshot Storyteller: an unglamorous and unconventional look into my writing journey (subscribe if you want to stay in the know).

Right now, I want to spend time growing Snapshot Storyteller and working on creative projects. That won’t leave me with a lot of time for The Recovering Pessimist. As of today, the posting schedule will change. Instead of posting every Monday, I will post 1-2 times a month. Wisdom Wednesdays will still post weekly for the rest of this year.

Take of yourself,

MsWalton

 

Wisdom Wednesday #250

Oct
17

Stop Projecting

Oct
15

I’ve had some bad experiences that left a bad taste in my mouth. It feels like when you burn your tongue and you swear you’ll never be able to taste anything again. Sounds familiar right?

When others around me experience the things I’ve experienced and get better results, I used to feel a way. Bitterness with a sprinkle of jealousy. I felt split in half. I want to celebrate the moment(s) with them because I’m genuinely happy for them. But that other part of me can’t help but to rain on their parade via bitterness and jealousy.

I had a Come to Jesus meeting with myself. I know how it feels to have someone rain on my parade, whether they meant to or not. It’s an emotional gut punch. I don’t want someone else to feel that way.

Just because you're in your feelings doesn't mean that you project those feelings onto others.

This isn’t about me. I should be celebrating someone’s accomplishments. I can wallow later.

Be mindful,

Joy

Wisdom Wednesday #249

Oct
10

Wisdom Wednesday #248

Oct
03

Wisdom Wednesday #247

Sep
26

Wisdom Wednesday #246

Sep
19

Wisdom Wednesday #245

Sep
12

Wisdom Wednesday #244

Sep
05

Wisdom Wednesday #243

Aug
29

Wisdom Wednesday #242

Aug
22

Wisdom Wednesday #241

Aug
15

Allow Yourself to Feel

Aug
13

Peep the scene.

You invest time and energy into something with the hopes that it will be a success. You weigh the pros and cons, mentally preparing yourself for the worst while hoping for the best. Anxiety has you in shambles.

The countdown is over. It’s time to find out your fate…and it’s the worst case scenario.

*insert expletive of choice here*

No matter how much you prepare for it, disappointment hurts like hell. My way of dealing with disappointment was to be upset for a sec and then move on to whatever was next. That worked until this year when I realized that there’s beauty in disappointment.

The catch is, in order to experience the beauty in disappointment, I have to allow myself to feel the disappointment.

When you know better, you do better, right?

Until next time,

Joy

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