On a Positive Note

I'm sitting in bed right now feeling pretty great about life at the moment. Which is basically a complete 180 from how I was feeling just a few hours ago. I came home from work feeling ill, completely brain dead, and anxiously worrying about how I would complete the tasks that lie ahead of me this week. I have a tendency to pile expectations on myself that no reasonable person would. 

However, a conscious change in perspective has really positively impacted my mood. Because if you really stop for a minute and think about it, life can be pretty amazing. I've had a number of amazing things happen in my life recently including travelling and this new job that I was stressed about. But again flipping the perspective, how lucky am I to even have a job? And not any old random job, but one that is in the field I studied for almost 5 years in university and that presents me with challenging growth opportunities. I know for a fact that not everyone is lucky enough to say that. 

Something else that I could easily allow to bring me down such as my perpetual singleness is also a blessing in disguise! I'm sure the lack of men in my life has a direct correlation to the lack of wrinkles on my face. 

Haha just kidding!... (not really)

My point is, when you're feeling low, take a look around you and maybe switch your perspective. I'm sure you'll find that things aren't all that bad. Losing a job might just be an opportunity to find something even better. And sometimes, hard times are opportunities for personal growth. 

The next time you feel slightly uncomfortable with the pressure in your life, remember no pressure, no diamonds. Pressure is a part of success.
— Eric Thomas

On a side note, I cannot end this post without mentioning how amazed I am with Fenty Beauty "STUNNA" liquid lipstick. It really is a universal red and this is coming from someone who used to hate wearing red lipstick because I thought it made me look like a crazy clown. Well look at me now! 

All photo credits go to my friend Angela from meimentos.com. Be sure to check them out if you are looking for a photographer in the city! They're the best.

xoxo -B