First off thank you all so much for all the kind words and tips you all shared with me yesterday. Writing yesterday’s post and actually hitting publish was completely out of my comfort zone. I was beyond nervous to share those feelings but I am so glad I did. Big hugs to you all for the wonderful comments!
I think its important to share the experience, bad days and all, because the truth is my life is not all beautiful travel photos and fun adventures. I have many of my own real life issues and sometimes you just have to talk about them.
So while I am feeling much better about things I know I am on this expat roller coaster and these emotions are to be expected from time to time.
All of the positive energy sent my way yesterday boosted my spirits and made me rethink some of my negative thoughts I have been having lately. So to kick this funk and start the weekend off on a positive note I am taking some advice from my parents and finding the positive in the negatives. Lets get to it.
Negative: I miss my sisters
Positive: I don’t have to worry about any of my clothes going missing
Negative: Riding my bike to work in the wind
Positive: I get to have these views everyday on my way to work
Negative: I miss my girlfriends
Positive: Last night I met with my bookclub and I spent the night laughing away with some wonderful ladies. Meeting women from all over the world and building friendships with them is truly one of the wonderful things about living abroad.
Negative: I miss Azora
Positive: I don’t have to worry about any of my personal belongings getting chewed up. BTW Azora says she is really sorry about the shoes Mom!
Negative: No dryer
Positive: I never worry about my clothes shrinking in the wash
Negative: Grocery Shopping
Positive: The amount of impulse purchases has significantly decreased. And I am so grateful for little processed foods in the stores and more real whole foods.
Negative: Not talking to family back at home as often as I want
Positive: I know they are all going to start missing me so much that they will buy a ticket and come visit me:)
And to you all that are having similar feelings as me, I hope you can find some positives in the negatives! If not just put your party hat on and smile anyways because its the weekend!
Question of the Day?
What is some positive things happening in your life?