The Recovering Pessimist

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

It’s Okay To Tap Out, I Promise


A couple of months ago, I was chatting with my sister about the upcoming add/drop deadline for her nursing classes. During the conversation, she told me that one of her professors spoke to the class about low test scores. The professor explained to the class that she wouldn’t view the students as failures if they withdrew now and returned to the program when they were ready.

In the past, when I realized that I should bow out of a situation, pride got in the way. It took a lot of failures, before it became a lesson learned. Now that I know better, I reassure myself by saying:

It’s okay to tap out, I promise.

There’s nothing wrong with tapping out. When you’re ready, reevaluate the situation with a clear mind.

Have you found yourself needing to tap out? Let’s discuss in the comments.



In ___________ I Trust


Yesterday on Twitter, @MissJia posted an interesting question to her timeline.

Assuming you are Christian: person runs for president and represents everything you’d hope for in a commander. But he’s atheist. Thoughts?

The responses ranged from your standard “yes”, “no”, “maybe” to deeper responses based on the concept of faith verses facts. This is where the water gets muddy. For many, life decisions are rooted deeply in faith. Okay, that’s what works for them. For me, I tend to make decisions based on fact and  I expect the candidate I vote for to do the same.

My response to @MissJia :

@MissJia Why not vote for him? Some “Christians” are only Christians in title. His decisions should be based on facts, not faith.

Before you break out the pitchforks and protests, allow me to explain. Some people are only Christians when it’s convenient for them.  There’s nothing I despise more than a bandwagon supporter. For all you know, the person you have known your entire life is an atheist. Does that mean that you will stop being his/her friend? We don’t have to like it, but we need to respect  it. We are all entitled to our opinions right?

Be inspired.

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