|That is, um, if it's okay with you.|
See? I am a happy person from day to day, for the most part. I sometimes feel like I don't show that to myself often enough, if that makes any sense. I can say I'm fine, I will tell you everything is great, but on the inside it may be a different story sometimes.
It's so easy to get hung up on the negative, the disappointing, the discouraging, the bad news. I am so guilty of it lately. It's hard not to when bedbugs are causing stress at home, when my job is less-than-cool, or when diabetes is making me feel like garbage. I have a friend who says when you are feeling down, you should write a list of 36 things you are grateful for, happy about, thankful for. So here are some things that are happy in my life, just to remind me that in the grand scheme of things, I'm okay.
I have some truly incredible relationships in my life. I have an amazing, supportive husband. I have a supportive, loving family. I have friends who treat me like I'm family. Despite almost 22 years with diabetes, I have yet to experience anything more than the most minor of complications. I can afford to work, eat and play. I've held the same job for over four years now. I am a blogger with over 60K page views and over 1000 followers on Twitter. I know how to take a decent picture. I have a pretty good eye for design. I've got great love in my life. I can make people laugh. I was the only woman to compete in semi-finals this year for the Philly National Poetry Slam team. Even at 30, I have a pretty ridiculous imagination. I've got great support out in the DOC. I have people who believe in me and what I'm capable of.
So I just have to deal with it. I've got plenty to be happy about, even when that little self-doubting voice in my head is trying to tell me otherwise. Happiness is here, I just have to remember to look for it first, before I see the negative. Just deal with it, Hannah.