The Recovering Pessimist

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

I’ve Got This

Aug
29

When I initially looked at the prompts for this month’s NaBloPoMo, I was a bit stumped. I didn’t think that I could write about mnemonics for an entire month. But I signed up for it so I had to see it through. So I took a deep breath and told myself “I got this”.

Actually, I’ve had to tell myself this a lot this month.

I have to say August has been a trying month. Death hit really close to home and setbacks knocked me off my feet. I’m tired of being in my feelings, but nothing gets accomplished by doing nothing?

I’ve got this.

To be fair, the month hasn’t been all bad. There were some bright spots. I scored some great deals on items/services I really needed and got some great ideas for future projects. Most importantly, I gained some much needed clarity.

I felt compelled to share this because we all go through storms. You can mope about it for a bit, but you have to dust yourself off, get up, and prepare to fight your way through the storm. Trouble doesn’t last always.

You’ve got this.

 

Blind Clarity

Nov
25

During episode 6 of American Horror Story: Coven, Cordelia (played by Sarah Paulson) made the following statement:

“I had to go blind to see things about you I couldn’t see before.”

Whoa!

After she said that, I remembered the times when I really had to hit the wall in order to gain clarity over a situation. People tried to tell me so many times, but if you’re not in the space to receive the message, those warnings go unheeded.

While it hurts like hell when you hit that wall, it has to be done in order for you to gain clarity. The most important lessons I’ve learned came when I had to learn it the hard way. And trust me, once you learn the hard way, you’ll be damned if you repeat the same mistake again.

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