Optimistic Cynicism?

What personality type would describe someone who it optimistically bitter and cynical? Many of the posts that this blog will contain will start with a complaint in my head about how things are. Then the little voice inside of me tells me to make lemonade, “be solution based!” I grumble a little but then shift into trying to write about how I wish things would be.

When I meet with people, at some point I find myself saying, “You’re not crazy. You’re not alone. This happens to others. It’s just that you haven’t talked about it before.” Or I let them know that they’ve reminded me I’m not crazy. It’s reassuring to know our experiences are shared.

That’s part of the reason for this blog. I’m saying these things hoping that people nod their head and we both get a better feeling of where we are in the world. When we know we’re not alone, it helps us to work on solutions. This might be on our own with a renewed sense of “normality”, or collaboratively based on insight gained from other experiences.

So… this is just a short post to remind you that you’re not crazy, and you’re not alone. Move forward knowing you exist within a shared experience, and remember to reach out when you need it.

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