I’ve been pretty negative lately. I mean, positive about some things, but negative about many. I’m going to try to crush those negative lemons into some delicious lemonade. So, here goes…
Lemon: I’m sick.
Lemonade: I’m getting better. I have a job that allows me to take paid sick days when necessary. I have health insurance. My mom is around to take care of me. Tom does a pretty good job too.
Lemon: I live in my dad’s messy house.
Lemonade: My dad is around to take me in. My parents live close enough to my job that moving back home is an option. I’m saving money. I’m helping my dad clean up his house. I get to spend more time with my dad.
Lemon: I commute 3 hours a day.
Lemonade: I live in a city where public transportation is an option. I can trank (word for “train-drankin’” I’m trying to make happen). I am not stuck traffic. The Long Island Railroad is relatively clean and comfortable. I get to spend time with my commuter/commiserator friend Alice.
Lemon: I am not passionate about my day job.
Lemonade: I have good pay and benefits. My hours are reasonable and predictable. I am keeping an eye out for opportunities that relate to my passions. I make money so I can have fun outside of work.
(Check out 30 Rock’s episode “It’s Never Too Late For Now” and this will make a lot more sense.)
Lemon: It’s fucking cold.
Lemonade: The days are getting longer. The snow is pretty. I have a warm coat. I love my snow boots. Eventually it will not be so fucking cold anymore.