A week of awesome with a side of amazing

Posted by on May 14, 2010 at 9:34 am.

This week has been full of stress, anxiety, hope, physical exhaustion, concussion quality boo-boos, dreaded early mornings, taxing late nights… and it’s been wonderful.

My attitude was highlighted yet again during one of those dreaded early mornings, while on a not so dreaded conference call. My alternate ego, SNB Consulting Services, is taking a Business Building course through Kaizen Consulting.

The call starts at 6:15am. Have I mentioned I’m not a morning person?

Anyway, we start the calls off with a round of “What’s one good thing that’s happened to you since we last spoke.” Even though I’m still half asleep and don’t have nearly enough coffee in my system, I can usually come up with a few things. This week was the fact that my baby brother & housemate over the past 7.5 years is leaving BC. My static, somewhat stable life is about to explode with uncertainty.

Michael, the facilitator, reminded me that I was supposed to highlight something good. His comment confused me for a few seconds. What isn’t good about this?

Scott, my brother, was promoted, he gets to (after 14 years with the company) finally have a day job with a normal schedule plus he gets to move closer to our parents. His moving means I can get out of my rut and the comfortableness I’ve been smothering myself with lately.

What is NOT good about this scenario?

At that moment I realized my Perpetual Pollyanna-ness had returned. YAY! By this I don’t mean I’m unrealistically optimistic. I’m well aware I have some serious decisions to make over the next month. Instead of panicking, I weigh the pros and cons of each situation and choose to focus what can be done, instead of wallowing on about the situation, and letting it paralyze me (at least I try to).

Scott had this amazing opportunity for him and instead of making him feel guilty I cheered. I’m already rearranging furniture in my head and have a BBQ planned for after he leaves (with his ever-changing schedule, it was hard to host social stuff at my place).

Like I said, it’s all good.

and it’s all about your attitude. When life hands you lemons, it’s up to you whether you suck them plain, make lemonade or add a shot of vodka.

(oh and for the record – I’ve already had my first roommate inquiry)

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