Friday, May 1, 2015

"Just Start Over"

Well. Today's it. May 1st. I'm officially 28. Nearing my 30's. Wow.
I don't feel different. But I know if I put up a picture of me 10 years ago at 18 and one now, you'll see the differences. Maybe I'll do just that... But not tonight.

So, about the title. There's a short story involved...

I went to lunch today at work. Frustrated, and not having packed a lunch, I went next door to Subway. I got the least healthy sub I felt like eating (A sweet onion chicken teriyaki 6") and was telling the sweet woman behind the counter about my crappy day. She's always so nice, and I have no idea what her name is. Anyway, she said to me, "You know, if you are having a bad day, just start over."

"What do you mean?" I asked. I wanted to joke about how my dad always said if I woke up on the wrong side of the bed (and was a grouch) he would put me back in bed and tell me to get up on the other side.

"It means just that. If you're having a bad day, if something has gone wrong, then just start over. Right then. Make the choice that right now is a new day, and approach it with the right attitude."

...Whoa. Deep.

And it makes SENSE!

It means to leave that day behind and begin again. Don't worry about what has happened, or what didn't; what needs to be done or that you did something you shouldn't have. Just start over.

So.... that is my mini-goal for this week. If my day hasn't gone the right way, or if something has happened to piss me off, or make me miserable, I'm going to just start over. Treat it like a new day. Like no one has fucked it up or ruined it for me. I will check my emotions at the door, and start fresh-faced with a positive outlook.