Ten years ago today I had a really bad day. I was in the midst of a string of weeks of bad days. I had finished grad school and had taken a really lame job as a receptionist while I waited for work opportunities. I worked with some lovely people, but the fact was that I was not working in a job that fulfilled me on any level. I felt stuck and sad. I would cry on my drive to work. I was just straight up depressed. The things that my heart wanted seemed impossible.
Eric suggested that I start a blog. Something proactive to do with my time. Something that focused on the positive. So I started. Ten years ago today I wrote my first blog post. With that first post I set about a deep change in how I looked at life. I started looking for the positive.
Since then it would seem that everything has changed. We have moved, changed jobs, had children, bought a home, and found fulfilling work. Eric and I both work in the arts. We are able to have and help animals. Our children are healthy and happy. Life is good. Even on the hardest days I can say that I have so much to be thankful for.
However, I now see that life was just as sweet then, but I didn’t have the tools to focus my energy in a positive way. Through this daily blog I have been able to make friends, stay connected to family and friends, and focus on finding the good in daily life.
Thanks for reading.