BBBC2 – Being PositiveJune 14, 2010
Hmm. Being positive. That’s not an easy thing for me. My nature leans much farther toward the other end of the spectrum. I tend to wrap myself in negativity like Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak, hoping that no one will notice me as they pass by. The challenge organizer differentiated todays prompt into SL and RL, but I’m not sure if I can separate the two enough to focus on one or the other. So I’ll try to come up with three positive things going on in either or both of my lives right now.
1. My family. Thanks to the passing years adding maturity, I’ve become much closer to my mother and sisters in the last few years. My whole family has mentioned at one time or another that they’ve walked on eggshells around me so I wouldn’t get upset and act ummm… cranky. I’ve been working on my reactions to everyday situations and have become a much closer member of my immediate family. They are absolute gems and I’m so luck to have them all in my life. I’m even more lucky they stuck around and waited out my stupidity.
2. Mental health. While I wouldn’t say I’m rainbows-and-bunnies-happy, I’m not a total mess anymore either. I’ve had a lot of life changes in the last year or so. Some professional, some personal, some positive, some not so positive. But I have been making a conscious effort to deal with all of it in an appropriate manner. Last summer was kind of ugly after I lost my job as a teacher. I was left feeling pretty worthless and lost. My sense of direction is (hopefully) coming back and I have a lot more self-worth than I have had in the past. I’m looking forward to a healthy summer and the rest of the year.