Don’t always rush to positive thinking

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I had a setback recently.

I wouldn’t even describe it as a setback. I had a very busy, fun, and fulfilling summer doing work that I loved. Work that I loved so much that I de-prioritized writing to make more room for it. Work that stimulated my brain and fed my soul.

And next week, that work will be over.

It was never a guarantee that the work would continue past Labor Day. There was always a chance that the contract would end. But I hoped. I dreamed. I believed.

It was not to be.

Believing in a certain outcome that did not come to pass brought up all sorts of feelings for me. Feelings of disappointment and sadness. …


Deb Knobelman, PhD

Neuroscience. Wall Street. C-Suite. Parent. Recovering Nervous Nelly.

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