Thursday, February 17, 2011


1. One who usually expects a favorable outcome.
2. A believer in philosophical optimism.
Ever since resigning from the old job and counting down till the new...I can't help but feel perpetually optimistic!!!  I am on cloud nine.  I can do nothing wrong these days...and good things are bound to happen over and over...right?  Calorie splurges?  Whatev.  Can't touch me.  Lotta Max ticket?  A sure thing.  Colds passing from family member to family member?  Snot free for me.
I am riding this wave.  It feels GREAT. 
Conjuring positive thinking when you are in a really bad place seems impossible.  Sometimes it seems like nothing goes your way.  But if you can just grab onto a starting point, it is surprisingly easy.  So from here on out I will do my best to be the one who usually expects a favourable outcome.  I think this wave will last a while!  :) 

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Contemplating change

Stumbled upon an opportunity for the job change that I have been longing for.  I wasn't expecting it, and I have been thrown for a loop!  I have been giving it a lot of thought, and the weirdest part for me is actually assuming that something great could happen that I didn't have to work for. I didn't go after this job...there was no blood, sweat, or tears involved (yet!) somehow it seems odd and really too good to be true. I think I need to spend some time processing what a big change it would be for me. 

I've had a job for over 10 years that I really don't love.  But I'm like a puppy...pretty loyal....and being honest (as I always am....) I stuck it out for some pretty great perks.  But those perks have come and gone...and now I think I need to move on.  But I assume leaving a long-time job is like leaving a bad marriage.  No matter how crappy it is, it is still hard. 

The saying "the grass isn't always greener on the other side" keeps popping into my head....but right now I'm not thinking green..(except for the $$$ of course...)...but what if the metaphorical grass was actually PINK on the other side!??  I could never have imagined or expected that...but how AWESOME would that be!? I'll never know unless I try.....and it would be one BIG step towards happy.