…it’s that way.
Or this (read: my) way, since I find myself in that state of fuzzy feelings that induces smiling and positive thoughts that are enough to make the corners of a pessimist’s mouth twitch (whether in almost succumbing to my infectious charm or bestowing upon me a mocking, scowling expression filled with disdain, you be the judge of that).
To quote Mort Rainey from SECRET WINDOW: “I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t on the verge of doing Snoopy dances”.
So what has got me all smiley and cheery, you ask? If I wanted to act all philosophical, I could simply answer ‘life’. The sun is shining, the weather is nice, the sunsets are amazing, I have a wonderful family and better-than-I-could-have-hoped-for Significant Other, my cat provides me with oodles of joy, I have a job I’m enjoying, we have an apartment to live in… in general, many good things in life people don’t take notice of often enough that make it grand. I myself am prone to occasional bout of doubt, depression, low self-esteem, worrying/ stressing and just feeling ‘off’, as if nothing is right… but, honestly, in my life, the great things far outweigh those that make me head on a mini downwards spiral now and again.
So yes, people, I haz a happee…
”]…for a very, very good reason: looks like we’re going to be able to go to Scotland for our honeymoon!! (Let the Lily-and-Marshall-ness continue!) Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen… Castles, culture, food, museums… two weeks in Spring time, with maximum temperatures reaching about 18 degrees Celsius. Yip, Scotland is my kind of place…
To ‘celebrate’ the fact that I’ve been working with a travel agent for a while (a pretty d*mn efficient one, what a wonderful woman) and that we’re going overseas, as well as for the lesser fact that my Significant Other had received his salary, we had take-out last night: pizza. I usually make my own pizzas at the apartment, yet my S.O. (a) was in the mood for large, thick base pizzas, and (b) wanted to save me the trouble of preparing a meal since I worked non-stop yesterday, not even taking a break at lunch time.
(Unfortunately, I had change with me today and decided to ‘continue’ the celebratory mood by purchasing the last Tempo at our vending machine. Headache + chocolate = recipe for disaster… still trying to decide whether or not it was worth it…)
To further boost my mood, when I had a meeting with my mentor this morning, she asked me what my plans are for next year, then started singing my praises and said she hopes I consider applying for available positions here (even if it’s not in her department, though she’d preferably like to keep me there).
Here I am: living and loving it up, even though there is much to do, things to worry about, and only a certain amount of time before things start looking bleak again. In the meantime, I’ll enjoy myself…
…and if I can’t help you to feel the same, maybe we should find an alternative: