The Recovering Pessimist

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

Holiday Fatigue Strikes Again

Oct
30

The Recovering Pessimist: Holiday Fatigue Strikes Again -- It's October and the holidays are in our faces already. It's ridiculous and I'm already fatigued. Did I mention that it's only October? | www.therecoveringpessimist.me #amwriting #recoveringpessimist #optimisticpessimistI’ve written about my strong dislike of the retail aspect of the holiday season before (see herehere, and here). This year is much of the same with a not-so-surprising twist: I already have holiday fatigue and November isn’t even here yet.

A few observations this year:

  • In many stores, Halloween items were at least 40% off by November 15th. Halloween displays made way for 6 foot tall Christmas trees and large plastic candy canes complete with lights.
  • My favorite stores started sending me emails featuring gift sets and other seasonal items to consider as gifts mid-October.
  • I’ve seen Elf on the Shelf displays.
  • People are counting down how many days are left until Christmas.

In all honesty, I can deal with everything mentioned above MINUS the countdown. The counting down is high-key annoying as hell. Can we put the turkey in the oven first?

Be strong ya’ll.

 

Elf on the Shelf + Horror Movie Trailer = Awesomeness

Dec
22

I’m not big on Christmas, however, I LOVES me some Elf on the Shelf. While I love Elf on the Shelf in general, it gives me the giggles to see him/her used in a way that’s inappropriate.

When I saw this video on Pinterest, the title made me cackle. When I watched the video, I laughed to the point of tears.

Now, with further adieu, I present to you:

 

Updated December 13, 2016

Another Year of Possibilities

Jan
01

No More Tomorrows!

Dec
02

There are 29 days left in this year.

TWENTY-NINE DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To make matters worse, I know I didn’t take advantage of every day. I was a firm believer in “I’ll do it tomorrow”. Well, tomorrow came and tomorrow left just as fast.

Success doesn’t come by sitting on my assets giggles. What I can do is make the most of each day that I’m fortunate to see. There are a lot of goals that I want to accomplish and I have to put in the work get them accomplished.

So, I got proactive during my Thanksgiving break. In order for me to get serious about being successful, I need to get organized. Take it back to my college days.

I brought a book-sized daily/weekly planner. One central location for me to keep track of blog posts, writing contest ideas, etc. Since the planner starts in January, I printed off a blank December calendar so I can get things started.

There are already four posts planned and tentatively scheduled for December. Yay me! I’m determined to make the best of the 29 days left in the year. No more tomorrows for me!

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