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Life Hands Lemons you..


They say make lemonade. I say make a cocktail. Though there is nothing wrong with lemonade, it certainly doesn't make me feel any better drinking it, unless it is hot outside and I am already in a good mood. Truth of the matter is, I have been handed lemons all my life. Quite repeatedly in fact and though I always try to make the proverbial lemonade, it seems I repeatedly fail. Now you would think that with all of the failure, I would just eventually give up (sometimes I think I should), but I don't. I move on to have more lemons thrown at me with such force that I am surprised that they don't physically knock me down. I will admit that I have set myself up to lose. Though I never run into those situations thinking I will fail. Then there are the things that happen because of others in your life. Those ones are usually the worse. Mostly because you trust these people, care about them and sadly think they care about you in return. How do you begin to make lemonade then? If you know, please tell me.

As for the most recent lemons thrown my way, I recently switched companies. I hated my previous job and I was offered an amazing opportunity with a new company. I took the offer and was enjoying the job. Then suddenly, two weeks in, they fired me for the stupidest reason I have ever heard. I was in the beginning of my third week of training, learning many fundamental recipes and procedures, and they let me go because I wouldn't show my "leadership abilities". What they meant was that I wouldn't boss the other employees around. I wouldn't do it because I was learning and if I was in the employees shoes I would have looked at me like I was crazy. So now I am unemployed, freaking out and giving it my all with my blog, my art and doing some shows. I also started driving for Lyft. I am enjoying it. Not as much money as I am used to making, but for the first time in a long time, I am actually happy. So in the long run, I may fail further, which is my usual pattern, I am hopeful that after years of misery I might actually reach my goals for a change.

So in short, no matter what happens, no matter who says you can't, reach for you dreams. I know I am going to try. And for once, God help anyone that starts throwing lemons at me.

#lemon #lemonade #startingover

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