O is for Optimistic Opportunity
I’m usually an optimist. When things appear bleak, I try to find the silver lining no matter how elusive it may seem.
When I quit my job because of migraines, I looked at it as a chance to focus solely on my health. After my first husband was killed, I took the opportunity to further my education. Don’t worry, I mourned ;) Following my current husband’s sex addiction diagnosis, I blogged. Writing was therapeutic and I wanted to let others know they weren’t alone on their journeys. I found my silver lining.
In the beginning, my first blog was pitiful. It was full of gut-wrenching posts. Each post harder to read than the last. Then, this wonderful thing began to happen. My writer voice perked up. She prompted to me to write about things other than sex addiction. The more I wrote, the better I felt.
My inner writer blossomed.
I had a golden opportunity. I could still help others by writing about the effects of addiction but it didn’t have to always be about the disease. It was therapeutic to shift the focus on to other topics.
People accepted the new format of my blog with open arms. It prompted me to start the blog you’re reading today. My topics alternate between addiction and life in general.
I love to laugh and I want others to laugh too.
I look at what has happened in my marriage and in my life as an opportunity. I have been blessed with the ability to see the glass as half full again.
Are you an optimist too or do you tend to be a bit pessimistic?
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