A-Z Challenge 2016: O for Optimistic


On the first day of this challenge, I wrote I’m daringly optimistic. Yes, I am an insanely optimistic person and often times, that optimism led to disappointment. Like when I go in for a job interview. As I exited the room, my gut was already telling me I won’t get the job and meanwhile, images of how my life was set to change began to play in my head. I took a deep breath to make it go away but instead, the images just became clearer. It is INSANE!!!

Another time was one week before I was set to move out. This damn optimism cost me a week of sleep. Every minute of everyday, images would play in my head of how I can do whatever I want, how I can finally change my hair style, dye it, curl it, cut it, and how I can finally go anywhere I want. I kept reminding myself, “You might not move,” but there was no competing with my other half which was telling me, “You need this.”

The moment I hung up the phone after telling the landlady I was no longer moving was the moment when the wave of disappointment crashed upon me. I wasn’t upset or relief. I felt nothing other than the ping of what felt like after a child’s told he/she’s no longer receive a toy he/she wanted for Christmas. I think at times, being optimistic is good while at other times, it’s sort of like a curse.

Optimism is sometimes a bad thing, don’t you agree? 

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14 thoughts on “A-Z Challenge 2016: O for Optimistic

  1. I had a friend who was quite the opposite. His logic being “it I assume the worst I can’t be disappointed and things can only get better”

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  2. I think it’s always better to be optimistic than pessimistic, but I’m careful about allowing myself to get overly excited about something until I know it will definitely happen. I try to be realistic but on the positive side if that makes sense!

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    1. I’m careful too, in trying to contain my optimistic excitement and it’s often beyond my control but I know what you mean. Being realistic and seeing the bright side is a good thing, in my mind.

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  3. I guess we have to exercise moderation in the optimism/pessimism business and include a shot of realism, so we don’t get our hopes up too high. I’ve been job searching for awhile, so I know the feeling well!

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