Seriously, Virginia -

Seriously, Virginia

I got a call from my father yesterday. He wanted to tell me that he likes the blog but he feels I should be serious every once and a while. I could go off on the political issues that irk me or the people who like to give me trouble, but what's the point?
So here is what I will tell you. A friend was upset yesterday about a bad boyfriend situation. The kind that can make you question your self esteem. She felt it was her fault that he is an idiot and mistreated her.

It made me realize how life can come full circle, if you let it. You see, last year at this time I was stressed out. I had just gotten the anchor position and I was so nervous. Nervous that I would be a disappointment to my boss, the audience, my coworkers. I got really down. Like never before. But I decided to change my whole outlook on life. God gave me this opportunity for a reason. In fact, I wanted to be a morning anchor when I moved here. My friends thought I was a little crazy to think taking a morning feature job would help me accomplish that. I didn't know how it would happen, I just knew it would.

Low and behold, it did. So why would I second guess myself when I finally got it? I should be ecstatic that my dream came true. Not moping around wondering what kind of mistake I'll make next.
I decided to stop worrying about what everyone else thought and just focus on enjoying life and treating people the way I wanted to be treated.
There was a time that Virginia did not say a word to anyone at work for the first hour. Can we say grumpy morning person? Now I make it a point to say hello first thing whether I want to or not. It puts me in a good mood.

Let me tell you, since I changed my perception I am the happiest I have ever been. I almost feel guilty and I am probably a little annoying. I am no longer self conscious. I am truly having the time of my life.
I eliminated the negativity in my life. Now I just appreciate the fact that I am doing what I always wanted to do and every day is an adventure. Not to mention when you focus on the positive you attract positive people who treat you the way you want to be treated.

So to my friend, lose the boy, not your joy. Enjoy life and just wait and see what great things life will send you.
And Dad, I hope that is serious enough for you. Seriously, life is what you make it!

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