Pessimist, Optimist Or Realist?

I wish I was an optimistic person. We all know that girl that walks into the office with a shot of wheatgrass in her hand and wishes everyone a good morning and means it.  She sees Mondays as the birth of a new week, filled with endless possibilities and Taylor Swift songs.

I am not that girl.

I wouldn’t go as far as calling myself a pessimist, instead I consider myself a die-hard realist with the hopes of becoming a happy realist.  I’m the one that walks into the office 12 minutes late holding a cup of coffee that doesn’t seem to have enough caffeine.  I crack a half-smile to my coworkers in place of a greeting.  It’s the best I can do.  I sit down at my desk and take in the instant barrage of noises: children screaming, babies crying, instruments humming, the compressor bellowing and making my whole desk vibrate.  And then there are the phones.  First call: “Um hello, yes, I called on Friday and left a message and no one has called me back yet!”  It’s 9:10 a..m. “Please hold.” I need another sip of coffee.

After a few hours my icy exterior starts to melt and I’m able to become my regular sarcastic self. Yes, I rather be sitting on the beach reading a good book but in reality, I work in a laid back office with a pretty great group of girls and I get paid for it.  I am fortunate and that is real.

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”   – William Arthur Ward

Hello world!

This is my very first post.  Originally I intended to create a beauty blog but then realized that not everyone thinks about beauty and make-up all the time (shocking! I know!). So instead, I have created this blog as a public service, per se.  I may decide to write about a product, a book, an album, a restaurant (food!) or I may just rant about daily life.  Hopefully, within my mad scribbles, you will find some tidbit of information that will enrich your life.  See? Public service.

“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”  –Albert Einstein