So…. why That Positive Life?
Gosh, a lot of reasons. I like to bring people together. I like to collaborate on projects with my husband. I like to make others smile. I love to be inspired by others who are on the same path as me. I want to be able to share my journey and can only hope that someone might be inspired to make a change, or that my story might help someone else.
So… what is my story?
I am New England born and raised. I grew up with a great family and great friends. I had a great school experience, and though I thought I wanted to go into some type of medical field, I ended up going into education and becoming a special education teacher and now a reading specialist. I guess you could say I’ve always had a positive outlook on life. I am “just one of those people” who is positive all of the time.
But really, it’s not quite like that. Sure, I am an optimist at heart, and growing up and in high school I was definitely a positive person. But adulting is hard. Life after college, having to support yourself, work full time, navigate adult relationships, pay bills, maintain friendships, socialize, stay healthy, AND MORE is all HARD. It causes stress. It causes anxiety. It causes general unhappiness. It’s hard to stay positive. It’s hard to be upbeat all the time. But it’s worth it to at least try.
Am I ‘happy’ every day? Do I love everything that happens to me or everything that I have to deal with? Of course not. But trying to see the positive, trying to smile and deciding to believe that the tough stuff won’t last forever, is WAY better than the alternative of being unhappy, grumpy, frustrated, angry and depressed all the time. I know adults who are like that, and it’s not pretty. It’s not fun to be around them, and I’m pretty sure it’s not fun to BE them.
So here I am, trying to live That Positive Life. And here you are, reading about it. I’m pretty excited for this project; to share a bit of myself with the world. So, we’ll see how it goes!
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