Today is one of those days. When you wake up, unsuspecting that in a few hours you'll be in a funk and as the day progresses, despite what actually happens, you'll find yourself becoming funkier and funkier. And not in a good way.
It's the first sunny and beautiful day since Saturday morning (the temperature dropped a good twenty degrees by Saturday afternoon), and the fact that I feel like I'm wasting it on this bad mood is frustrating me even more.
Here are all the reasons I shouldn't be in a funk:
1. I have a good job.
2. It's a beautiful day outside.
3. I'm halfway to the weekend! And I got a free bagel today!
4. I have chocolate pretzels in my desk drawer. (For emergencies only.)
5. I sat at my favorite coffeeshop for a couple hours last night and churned out two fresh stories. Though not completed, they are promising and the first heartbeats from a less-than-active pulse lately.
6. Mike might be coming to visit tonight!
7. I figured out what dress I'm wearing to my friend's wedding in June, and I know what shoes I'm going to buy to wear with it!
8. I was tempted to drink a root beer with lunch but overcame my moment of weakness and feel great about the decision.
9. I read a really great story in this week's issue of The New Yorker. (Find it here.)
10. I had an informal review with my boss today, and he used words like "impressed" and "great."
11. And, just for the hell of it, I'm in love!
Phew. I actually feel a bit better. Sometimes it just takes focusing on the good to stop staring so damn hard at the bad. So what should you be looking at on this fine day?