Wednesday, April 7, 2010


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.


  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?

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

  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.

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