Thursday, February 24, 2011

be awesome instead.

if only it were that easy!
Every morning I give myself a little pep talk.  It goes something like this:

Hey you in the mirror. Yeah you.  I know you don't feel like getting dressed, taking the kids to school, going to work, sitting in your office, running errands, and doing the same old shit you did yesterday. Get over it. Make it a great day. Be the awesome person that makes people smile. 

Some days I knock it out of the park.  Most days I deliver on what is required of me.  And on a few days, I do not meet the "Awesome" guidelines and "the sad" wins out.  That's the thing about depression.  Even on the days when you get enough sleep, take your meds, exercise, have great hair and cute underwear, it is there, waiting.  My kids don't care.  My husband is likely tired of hearing me mumble stuff about feeling down.  The folks that pay me to sit in my office most certainly don't give a damn.

Lucky for me, today I am not doing the same old shit.  Today I am heading down to Orlando to meet up with the crew at Disney World.  We're getting put up in Animal Kingdom for 2 nights and doing a bunch of geeky social media/blogging stuff.  Did I mention I'm going to Orlando?  Yay me.  Little trips away like this are important for me.  I get to recharge, learn a bunch of new stuff, and have an easier time being "Awesome".  Besides, I don't think you're allowed to be sad at Disney's in the Mickey Mouse handbook.


  1. Vanessa9:26 a.m.

    Kat you're as awesome as it gets. If everyone had the same guts, perseverence and wicked humour that you do, the world would be much better off. Love you!

  2. I love NPH..and I love that statement. I just started seeing a new counselor today, and she said I need to find ME, and make ME happy again. Wishing I could join you in Orlando..oh, how wonderful that sounds ! Have fun !

  3. Have an awesome time, Kat! Me time always makes me smile!

  4. Anonymous10:38 a.m.

    I like this post a lot. You're absolutely right. Good for you.