But honestly I feel as though we get a lot of backlash for things we do or say that may be conveyed differently than what we mean so I’d like to clear some things up.
- Optimism doesn’t mean 200% happiness 24/7:
It does mean trying your best to not let things small negatives moments dictate your life. It means trying your hardest to shift your mindset so that the rest of the day is better than any of the other crummy things happening around you.
- We are not shitting rainbows and butterflies everywhere we go:
I have the hardest time with this. I’m an Aries- for those of you who know me or at least skim horoscopes once in awhile; we share a lot of extreme traits. Traits like impatience, stubbornness, and anger management. I have moments when I’m upset, sad, sassy, and absolutely pissed off. But I am aware of the wide spectrum of emotions I possess and how quickly I can bounce from one side to the other so I work hard to keep it at a nice medium so no one gets hurt, including myself.
- It doesn’t mean we aren’t going through exactly, if not more of what the rest of us are going through:
My life is not perfect. I am not perfect. FAR from it.
Are my goals all met? Nope.
Am I drowning in student loan debt? Ignorance is bliss, my friends.
Do I have love having two jobs? Means to an end.
Do I have this amazing relationship with everyone in my family and friends? It’s a work in progress.
Do I feel enough all the time? I have my good and my bad days.
All in all, I CHOOSE to look past my faults. I choose to embrace my situation. Because at the end of the day, I’m still here. Still have a voice. Still have a heartbeat. Still have a life where I can live out these choices.
So to my optimists out there. Keep it up. Shine and laugh with all your gut. Enjoy the moments you find a right side penny on the floor or even when a sink has a faucet and a dryer on it (Absolutely Mind-blowing), or when you need to jump out into a happy dance because bae came home with those French fries after a long night. At the end of it all, looking back, all you’ll have are those moments and the people lucky enough to experience them with you.