Optimist: Someone who figures that taking a step backward
after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s a cha-cha.
Before leaving for my last weekend trip, I realized I had 1 pair of (clean) underwear, a dirty bathroom, and a cluttered room. Oh, and no food left in the fridge. You know what, that’s life.
Maybe doing laundry and cleaning house isn’t progress. Maybe some days I have to re-remember what my goals are. Or what’s great about my life. That’s okay. It’s all part of life’s cha-cha.
I find it comforting to think of the back and forth of the world as a dance, rather than being ahead or behind. Stepping back is part of the dance. It’s part of life. It’s normal. It’s valid. And, it’s just as much a part of life as stepping forward.