My Dove chocolate advised me to "Forget the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey instead!". And then it tried to confuse me by tasting so sweet in my mouth. Okay, Dove, okay. But my journey isn't all delicious chocolate and accepting bits on wisdom written on tinfoil. Believe me, I wish it were! I've got nothing but lemons, but no sugar!
Lemon: Finances are a major, if not the biggest, headache.
Lemon: Cold weather- my limbs are frozen!
Lemon: Try as I might, I can't help but feel played. Actions speak louder than words.
Lemon: My impatient pants are suffocating me!
Lemon: Dad pointed it out- my self image is in shambles.
Lemon: Depression and anxiety
Note on that, I always hate to admitting to that specifically- as if I'm ashamed of my own humanity. But it shouldn't be so shameful, or such a huge secret - many kids suffer from depression and anxiety. It doesn't mean I walk around with tears tattooed on my cheeks or that I'm going emo or anything. Never, I swear!
So in spite of all this (and the lemons that we won't mention), I am trying to stay focused. Focused on making this a positive year and a turning point. There are several things to be excited about- number one....
OBAMA OH MAMA! I am thrilled, I tells ya, thrilled! What a joyful time, to feel an overwhelming feeling of hope, not just me, but the majority of people in the country! Such positive vibes have got to create positive actions!
I also am excited about several films, music, etc. I look forward to having extra cash so I can get myself to the theatre and once more feel a part of that community of people supporting art.
And I do have a plan. It is just figuring out how I will execute that first big step.
If I see it, it will be easier to believe it.
I'm sick of talking and I'm ready to start seeing.