Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Gotta Stay Positive

No, you don't.

There are lots of other people on the planet that will lie to you about way less significant things than your physical and mental health. Don't be one of them. Don't lie to yourself.

The only use for unrealistic optimism I have found in my 4+ years with MS is that it keeps your friends and family from cutting you off. Instead of lying, smile briefly, be vague, and use non-committal language.

Today was probably a waste of makeup. It turns out that I won't know for sure until "this week, for sure." I've got 8 days to find a job. I am neither hopeful, optimistic, or positive.

It simply is what it is.

1 comment:

  1. hey Lori. know just how you feel. I have secondary progressive. It sucks big time. I used to live in Langley BC, now live in Ontario, ne of Windsor. What is the job you applied for? I can't work anymore, am on disability. I don't have a website but my email is norm_sal@yahoo.com feel free to write