The Recovering Pessimist

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

Separate Your Eggs


My mother always emphasizes the concept of not putting all of your eggs in one basket. It’s one of those nuggets of wisdom that you don’t appreciate until it happens to you. I’m pretty sure you know what I’m talking about.

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Keri Hilson/

It’s easy to get excited about the possibility of something that you put ALL of your time and energy into that one thing. All you can think about is that one thing. It just has to happen.

I have been there and done that over and over…

…and over and over again.

You put eggs aside because you don’t know what may or may not happen. In the event that things don’t go as planned, the eggs you set aside will be your calm in a moment of panic.

Stay true,



Random Thought #12: Persistence


The Recovering Pessimist: A Few Thoughts on Persistence -- If you want it bad enough, you'll find a workaround. | #amwriting #recoveringpessimist #optimisticpessimistThere are things I want in life, however, those things don’t always come easy. That’s just how it is for me. I have moments where I get discouraged and want to quit, but I happen to appreciate the beauty in defeat. Defeat drives me to find the workarounds needed for me to get what I want.

If you want something bad enough, you’ll make a way, trust me. It may take you longer than expected, but when you get it, you’ll appreciate it ten times more because you had to work ten times harder to get it.

You have the option to quit, but quitting won’t get you anything you want.

Let me repeat that for those up in the balcony seats didn’t catch that.

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Persistence will get you closer to what you want in life, but you have to work past defeat to acquire it. Just another of life’s many lessons.

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