(april 4, 2008)
i am going to punch the next naysayer in the mouth. i am sitting in a place of great change, great uncertainty, and great hope. and often, when i have told people about potential choices regarding my career or about my relationship or about my plans, they find it difficult to understand or to appreciate why i am about to make the upcoming changes. and some people reply with only the perceived negative aspects about how things will be difficult, things will be expensive, things will be irretrievable. and if you know me, you know that i have thought of every possible downside to making these decisions. and then some. i am already getting sick of hearing such negative attitudes and doubt.
if i decide to tell you what it is that i think i might do or not do next, do me a favour and do not tell me the first negative thing that pops into your mind. think of one positive thing to say and then we can get to talking about the nitty gritty and the challenges inherent in any decision and address them constructively. but at the very least, can we start that conversation with one positive phrase?