It’s not always the expected that matters, At the end of the day, it’s the growth of you whiten the experience that will bring you where your meant to be.
This saying can correlate with all experiences . To help show you how you can try to bring some positive thoughts into a negative situation I’ll share my experience with y’all and it only took me an anxiety attack to realize this today! good job right?
If you follow me on twitter (which I know you all do by now 😉 ) you likely saw that I may be failing my Interior dec/visual display course, well , at least part of it but from what i understand if you fail one part then you fail the whole of the course ..anyways back to positive thinking!
It is very important for anyone but especially for us IBDers to always try to look at the positives ,because there is so much negative in our lives already health whys that any unneeded negative energy , thought or actions will just bring us down even more , Therefore , Yes i may be failing this course but throughout the experience of the course there were so many positives that surly outweigh the negative , take a look..
1-I met some truly amazing people in my classmates , People I will stay friends with for a long time.
2-I got the chance to learn from some amazing teachers.
3-I learned skills.
4-I improved skills.
5-I learned more Independence.
6-I saw that I was able to deal with added stress with my IBD.
7-See some cool places.
8-Make some badass things .
9-Learned some sick computer programs.
10-Oddly enough, Being around the people I was around helped me start to get over or deal with my food anxiety. You see, During my big flare up a few years ago I was unable to eat , every time i would eat it would be very painful and i rotten eggy like taste would follow , I would have to use the restroom right after or during every meal &/or became nauseous ,well , just IBD in general is what led to me to have a lot of anxiety while eating, especially around other people, just worrying about all those things happening while eating , is not something I wanted to have to deal with in front of other people. You know? I know some of you know exactly what i am talking about. Yes , but like I said being around such nonjudgmental people just helped me start to relax a bit with the food anxiety, I am still having issues with it but it has definitely improved.
I am not yet finished the course, I still get to experience and learn from some new teachers and we have yet to do our a work-study. I am not going to Lie I did strongly consider just dropping out of the course after finding out I had failed that module , I wanted to quit , but i think i owe it to my self to finish this thing out , more positives
11-I no longer have that judgmental unforgiving teacher to worry about, therefore less stress!! 🙂
12-Less stress! knowing that now It is not a fact of worrying about failing because the likelihood is I already am, so that’s done! Now its about proving to my self I can finish it and learn as much as possible , just enjoying the rest of the experiences . Less stress is always good for us IBDers.
And now lets look at the negatives of this course:
See now If I am counting correctly “which I know I am ,considering the fact that I was successfully able to pass grade one”.. I see 12 positive and only 1 negative, which in my mind is a win , the good outweighs the bad greatly.
I recommend that if you are in a negative situation or have had a negative experience in the past try to do this exercise , you do not have to make it public but if are willing to share your story I would love to see it , title your post “Positive within the negative” **and use the photo provided! “the only photo in the entry” then link it in the comments bellow for us to see and i will re-blog you on here. Your post could be on any experience you have had , maybe a IBD health scare that brought you closer to someone or made you stronger , maybe an educational experience like mine , a relationship or ANY other life experience you may have had.
Help spread positive thinking!
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