ever the optimist

Do you ever get the feeling like suddenly, as fate would have it, the stars are aligning just for you and all of your biggest hopes and dreams are about to come true? Me neither. But I'm pretty sure my goals are within reach and if I can juuuuuust streeeeeetch myself out a little further, I'll be able to grab those suckers and make them my puppets! Or at least that's what I tell my kids-if you do the work, you'll earn the reward. 

Yes, I am ever the optimist. Looking on the bright side is a wonderful, happy, butterflies and rainbows way to live life, for sure, it's just that sometimes it's so fuckin annoying. Pardon my French, but really. Did you see the movie, Trolls? It's actually such a great little movie and I absolutely adore "Poppy" the peppy little pink one-but sometimes I feel more like "Branch" the depressed little grey one. And that's ok too. Sometimes. 

Sometimes, a girl just needs to give herself a day to wallow and weep or whatever the eff you need to do to suck it up and move on. Sucking it up means getting it out and getting it out is good company for letting that shit go. Perhaps you have been following along with me on this wondrous blogging adventure and perhaps you can recall that very recently, I trolled my town with little packages and Christmas cards in an effort to make sales because the craft show schedules didn't quite jive with my own. Unfortunately, my little crusade didn't really work either but I worked-really hard. 

The project was not a total loss, though. Sunshine and rainbows-I did make a few sales, my website got many more hits than usual and I learned SO much about myself and my market in the process. Wallow and weep - I put significantly more into the project than it returned to me and my ego is slightly bruised. Here's the thing: bruises heal and they won't even leave a scar...thank goodness. So I gave myself a day (or two) to lick my wounds and that was it. It's done and over so now I need to think of something that sucks less than being someone that others literally put signs on their doors to avoid. (Solicitors-not me specifically, although that shit would be hilarious)

Like I said before, optimism is an extraordinary gift but sometimes you just have to give in to the darkness! Be sad, get mad, feel sorry for yourself  (for like, a day) by all means. But no matter what-absolutely, positively, no matter what-do NOT give up. Get out of your own way, shake it off, look on the bright side and keep that chin up. You can totally do this-as soon as you're done sulking, that is.