I’m not an overly idealistic person. I like to think of myself as an optimistic realist. I’m very realistic about the things I can accomplish and what I can expect from others. I prefer to see things exactly as they are – rather than how they should be or how I want them to be. I find that I’m disappointed far less often when I think this way. That way, most often, I get exactly what I expect and every now and then my expectations are exceeded. But I’m rarely surprised by something not meeting my expectations.

Every now and then though, I think that I might be a closet idealist. That, deep in my heart of hearts, I just want everything to go well and be perfect. Of course, it’s totally not that way. So, I quash those feelings until they fall back into my happy little realist world. Luckily those are few and far between as I have found that I really do prefer facing problems head on – that is, saying that yes something could potentially be a problem rather than pretending that it doesn’t exist until it becomes a problem monster. I don’t like glossing over things…they just make the gloss bumpy and sticky…

~The Countess~


About texancountess

I find myself in the calming roar of the sea, floating gently on the foam of the breaking waves. Blue. Green. Gray. The colors of the sea mark the boundaries of my soul. The tumbled glass finds its polish under the relentless pounding of the waves upon the shore. Thus am I. Rough transitioning to polish, refinement ever a process, finding my niche in the storms of life.
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