The Recovering Pessimist

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

Moonlight #10WordStory

Mar
19

Alone #10WordStory

Feb
19

Familiar #10WordStory

Dec
04

Nosey #10WordStory

Sep
18

Clipping Dead Limbs

Sep
11

The Recovering Pessimist: Clipping Dead Limbs -- Trees are pruned to encourage growth. The same applies to people. If you don't cut the dead limbs from your life, you won't continue to grow. | www.therecoveringpessimist.me #amwriting #recoveringpessimist #optimisticpessimist

People assume that when you say “I’m fine”, it means that you’re fine as long as they’re in your life. It’s true. When things were good, they were great. Over time, I matured and where I was then wasn’t where I was before.

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I tried to make things work between us. Why? Because I didn’t want to lose them. There were so many years invested in those relationships. My attempts to make it work were positive for a while, then things went sour again.

It took me a minute, but I understood that I had to cut the dead limbs if I wanted to continue to grow. No more visits. Phone calls and texts stopped. Social media connections were disconnected. Something in the matrix shifted. Folks got in their feelings.

“You’ll be back.”

“Oh, you just need some time.”

“I’ll give you some space.”

Many didn’t take me seriously until those days became weeks, weeks became months, and months became years. I can remember folks telling me that it would get better with time and I thought they were crazy. They were right. Things got better. I got used to my new normal and I’m glad I let those people go.

Until next time,

MsWalton

 

Harm #10WordStory

Aug
14

Ready #10WordStory

Jul
03

Hope #10WordStory

Apr
03

Photos #10WordStory

Mar
06

Darkness

Jan
09

The Recovering Pessimist: Darkness -- There's something soothing about sitting in the silence of darkness. | www.therecoveringpessimist.me #amwriting #recoveringpessimist #optimisticpessimistWhen the sky goes dark for those precious hours

I face an internal struggle.

My body seeks rest

while my mind begs to tap into the creativity

and my spirit pleads to work through the stress and anxiety

that daylight suppressed.

I negotiate

Spend a few minutes with my journal

Chronicle all the matters that weigh me down.

Use 2-3 hours to work on

the inspirations that spoke to my creativity

during daylight hours.

Tasks completed,

I rest for the night.

Hours later,

daylight greets me.

I spend those hours

waiting for darkness to arrive

once again.

 

 

 

 

 

Warmth #10WordStory

Dec
05

I’m Thankful For It All

Nov
28

The Recovering Pessimist: I'm Thankful For It All -- This has been one hell of a year (good, bad, ugly, etc.). I'm thankful for everything I've experienced (and continue to experience) this year. | www.therecoveringpessimist.me #amwriting #recoveringpessimist #optimisticpessimistThis has been one hell of  a year.

There were more ups than downs.

The lessons I learned were painful.

I’m thankful for it all.

My spirit was tested.

My heart ached.

I let people go to let others in.

I’m thankful for it all.

I cried when I couldn’t handle anymore.

Laughed to keep my nerves at bay.

Screamed through the frustration.

I’m thankful for it all.

Each day was a new opportunity.

Tried to be not so hard on myself.

I made the best of it.

I’m thankful for it all.

 

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