The Recovering Pessimist

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

Pride Stains the Rug


The Recovering Pessimist: Pride Stains the Rug -- Pride will have you out here living a life of delusion if you don't get it together. | #amwriting #recoveringpessimist #optimisticpessimist

Pride will take you down so fast, especially when it comes to lying. I compare pride to a stain on a rug. The stain might appear small, large, or be barely noticeable.

You don’t want people to see the stain, so you decide to cover a lie with another lie. At some point, you start believing that the lies are the truth. Instead of the stain fading, it gets bigger and bigger.

[bctt tweet=”Don’t let pride fool you into thinking those stains on the rug won’t get bigger. ” username=”MsWalton”]

Be (very) aware of the influence pride can have in your life.

Until next time,







A Few Thoughts on Responsibility


The Recovering Pessimist: A Few Thoughts on Responsibility -- You wanna be treated like an adult, act like one. Own up to your f*ck ups. | #amwriting #recoveringpessimist #optimisticpessimistsThere are some life lessons that you just have to learn yourself. No matter how many times you were told not to do it, you still had to learn it the hard way.

My lesson on responsibility was no different.

Growing up, my mother ingrained in me that I had to own up to my f*ck ups. For the record, they didn’t use that language but you know what I mean.

I remember I broke something in the house. Mom wasn’t around when I broke it, but I knew she would flip out. I came up with this elaborate story on what I wish had happened. I finished my story and studied her face, hoping for the best. My mother laughed in my face and hit me with the classic:

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Mom got my whole life together in that moment. That was over 20 years ago and I still can recall every single detail. Definitely not one of my proudest moments, but it was my most important moment. Those are the moments that stick with you.

[bctt tweet=”Own up to your responsibilities. Karma is watching & you don’t want it with her. Trust me.” username=”MsWalton”]

Until next time,


Public Service Announcement: Approach Peter Pan with Caution


Responsibility comes with adulthood. For the most part, the majority of adults handle their business. On the other end of the spectrum there are those who refuse to grow up. Similar to Peter Pan, these men are socially immature and devoid of responsibility. Date them at your own risk.

Shit is real on Single Island. With so much to deal with already, who the hell wants to date a man-child? Who deemed that combo sexy?

Why are these men like this?

Allow me to offer my thoughts. The one man-child I encountered had an ex who viewed him as pitiful, resulting in a level of coddling that I find disgusting. Unfortunately in this case, the actions of one woman become a mess for the next one. So much for paying it forward right?

Now that you’ve been informed (or reminded), if recognize Peter Pan-like characteristics in a man, RUN!!!! The only person that can help him with his issues is a licensed professional.

This has been a public service announcement from Single Island.

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