Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Sunshine

When you work in the industry that I do, people are usually not calling you to give you high fives and accolades. They are calling because they have a problem and they want YOU to solve it. Most of the time you can find a way, but sometimes you just can't. Not everyone is "built" to take the crap regularly and freely dished out and I totally get that. Somedays you take it more personal than others, but you just push through and find a way to get comfortable with the uncomfortable.

Someone I know used to make fun of me by calling me "Sunshine." I used to always be that person who would try and put a positive spin on a crappy situation. Somewhere along the line I lost this ability. I don't know if I finally just gave in to the dark side or if I just got too busy to care about spinning it.

In my plight to find my happy place, I've decided I'm going to try and find the lost sunshine. I don't know if I'll ever really get the rose colored goggles on again, but I'm going to try.


4 comments:

  1. You..."sunshine"...never would have guessed. I always thought of you as more of a "no fluff", "tell it like it is" kind of person. I myself prefer the rose colored goggles. So, is it good bye cynicism, hello optimism for you?

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  2. i'm with you. here's to being half full!

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  3. Sunshine doesn't need to be fluff, it just needs to be more critical to find something good in a situation. Unfortunately, I am one of those people who feel more secure in preparing for the bad, before becoming comfortable with the good. I like to be prepared...control freak: yes; optimist: not yet.

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  4. I get bragging rights for giving you the name "sunshine" YEARS ago!! Glass half full!! yay!

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