Positively Optimistic: Day #2

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

How many times in your life have you looked back and thought “I wish I did that”? I know for me I have done that more times then I can count. As a child I was very reluctant on going after anything. I just kind of stayed in the corner afraid to try anything that was out of my comfort zone.

It wasn’t until the fifth grade I spent it with a person who constantly pushed me out of my comfort zone. It was my older cousin Lori who I had known all my life, but got closer to when me and my family moved to the city she lived in.

She was the first person I knew that was really a free spirit and surprisingly in my 23 years of living I haven’t meet many people with this same spirit. That’s what made her beautiful! I remember one time she rolled down the windows in her jeep and told me to just scream. Being the timid child I was I looked at her like she was crazy, but now I think of it as a great life lesson. It’s scary to push out of your comfort zone, but I promise you that when you do it will absolutely be worth it.

Sadly negative thinking has been my comfort for a long time. I have been such a negative person for most of my life that it’s hard for me to remember what it was like when I was positive. I know that becoming positive is just like anything else in life you have to build the muscle for it. And that’s what I’m doing now is building that muscle. Doing so means I have to step out of my comfort zone. That means when I go out running in the mornings I have to ignore that little voice in my head thinking the neighbors are secretly judging me. It’s changing the old negative habits and changing them into new positive ones. I watched a TedTalk today about this whole topic that Bill Eckstrom did and I highly suggest you YouTube it it’s great advice!

I will say for one things sure I am very out of my comfort zone right now. I’m trying to get my car fixed, save enough money for the car insurance, license plate, and registration. Even though I save money well my money has been going fast with all I’m having to do with the car plus the Uber rides I’m having to pay for. I’m also only getting scheduled only two days a week at work with only four hour shifts. My mind is freaking out right now, but I just got to trust God knows what he is doing.

I’m just going to continue working hard and do the best I can..I know that he will handle the rest because he’s always come through before. At this time I’m just going to focus on the positive things in my life. I have a loving God who looks out for me, I have a great family, I have great friends, I have a ruff over my head..etc. I am so incredibly grateful for everyone and everything in my life!

Today I also reenforced in me that I am strong enough to do anything I put my mind to. I literally carried at least 30 1bs of groceries for a 40 minute walk back home. I’m talking I was carrying canned items. I’m still sore.

Besides the point I thought to myself while dying of pain “you don’t even see most men carry all these groceries for that long of distance.” I am completely stubborn so once I make my mind up I’m going to do something I will do it without a doubt. That’s one of the things I love most about myself and I know it’s that kind of strength that will get me through this rut. It may be uncomfortable now, but I know I’m going to learn so much from this experience and that makes it worth it.

I hope all of you have a beautiful rest of your day,

Stay Positive Amber ❤️❤️❤️

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