Surviving vs. Thriving

I was supposed to have had a date this Saturday night with the new guy. Supposed to being the important words in that last statement. He fell ill, and did not want to get me sick, so he called it off.

Now, even in my old age, my ego is fragile. The slightest hiccup in the road, and my negative self-talk gets on the bullhorn and shouts from the mountain.

shouting

Now, staying depressed is my go to in situations like this. I made other decisions though that moved me from survivor to someone who is thriving.

Surviving is crying in bed (check), spending too much money as a means of retail therapy (check), and lashing out at others (check).

Thriving is crushing 4 miles (running) for the first time in several years, being the loud mom at that baseball game. Thriving is telling the negative self-talk to shut the hell up. Thriving involves tacos and a margarita at the end of the night.

margarita

Even when you hit a setback, make the decision to overcome, kick ass, and take names.

Oh, and he was genuinely sick and we have a date scheduled for this week.

Until next time …

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