Yes, I still believe I am the Wonder Woman of Optimism, but sometime I do get down. Life's not always puppies, and roses and I don't always respond to everything that comes my way with bright eyes, and bushy tails ready to take what's coming at me.
As a matter of fact sometimes I get really down. This weekend was a good example, I had a super successful ladies night at the studio, I got to see a friend that I've known since my theaters days back in junior high school. Seeing her made me feel connected and grounded. I even went to a pot luck with great friends (my network of friendships is the biggest gift in my life, really I'm beyond lucky to have the friendships I have). Sunday I got to spend time teaching my favorite power flow class and then I spent time with another good friend and her beautiful baby.
Despite all of those lovely things, I felt incredibly down. I slept most of the weekend partly due to the fact that I'm not feeling 100% (allergies are getting the best of me) and partly due to the fact that I'm not entirely happy.
There you have it, I'm not a perfectly positive human being. So I'm trying to do things to boost my mood, eating right, sleeping enough, taking my vitamins but it's not making it better. Sometimes it's ok to just be with those experiences.
I actually had thought about not sharing this post. I wrote it yesterday and saved it not intending to publish. Then today another good friend told me how he was feeling really down too. I wanted to tell you "If you can't shake the feeling of unhappiness despite the great things in your life. Can't quite get past the things that aren't going the way you want them to go. It's ok. You are ok, and it's ok to experience those feelings. You don't have to push past them, you can fully experiences them and that is ok. You don't have to be puppies and roses all of the time and despite that, you can still be a Wonder Woman or Super Man of optimism. I promise.