Dear Simply Sassy Media,
I know that you and I are very close. We share every thing. So you know that the past twelve months have held lots of challenges for CanCan (that is my nickname. But you know that because we are very close).
I’ve been cheated. Been mistreated. When will I be loved?
Well actually, Simply Sassy Media, I had a bit of a zen moment several weeks ago.
Sure, my life course isn’t what I would have chosen for myself, but it is what I have.
So I decided to go with it. Embrace it, if you will. To see my obstacles as opportunities. To carpe the diems.
So I started to look at the things I had to be grateful for. And there are plenty.
As Leila of Don’t Speak Whinese so wisely put it, you can truly be happy and ninja kick life’s obstacles. (Sidebar, Simply Sassy Media, you know that Leila is one of my most favorite people, and we haven’t had a dance party together since BlogHer 2010. I hope we can remedy that at Aiming Low Non-Conerence, WHUT WHUT?! Note: music not required)
So instead of being all mopey and sad, which can be easy to do, and even kind of fun for a short time, I decided to grab life by the biscuits.
As I did so, life began to say, “You aren’t so bad, kid!”
The more I looked for the good, the more good things I saw. And then more good things started to pop up, too.
Its like life is high-fiving me for acknowledging its awesomeness.
For example, I got mustache tattoos in the mail.
I went to Pirate Con 2012 with a really dapper wingman. He tried his best to wing me but the suitor he came up with was really trashed. And dressed like a pirate. Still. It was better than Facebooking all day on a Saturday.
I had adventures on the subway.
I took a sneaky photo of a guy with really mismatched Friday night partying clothes.
I myself partied with a white girl who had a stunning natural.
So my story is that I was wounded. And I am healing. But I am alive and I am positive.
I can’t say I Aim Low (lets be real), but I am practicing living in the present. Today is a fantastic day. All challenges turn into opportunities. I leave every person I meet better than I found them.
I have big, world-changing stuff in me. I want catch the wisdom from the NonCon experts to teach me how to get my awesomeness into the world. After all, its not fair to keep all the good stuff just for me.
And I want to meet you at Aiming Low Non-Conference!
Even though I live in NYC, I am from Alabama. And I didn’t know where Pine Mountain, GA was. It turns out it is really close to Asheville.
Though I’m not super sure where the money for my plane ticket will come from (it will come), I do know that my cousin lives in Asheville and though we aren’t exactly besties, that at least means someone could pick me up from the airport. See? Using the old noggin!