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This is a blog that attempts to deliver positivity through (hopefully humorous) illustrated tips, stories and cakes. Mostly I am writing advice to myself because I'm really good at being not positive. Hopefully this will inspire me to choose to have more good days than crappy ones. Perhaps it will help you too.

Also, there are no goldfish in this blog.

 

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Monday
Aug152011

Clarification: Part 3

I have explained who might like Good Day Goldfish and why this site is called Good Day Goldfish. Now I am answering a final question you may have regarding the existence of Good Day Goldfish. For any other questions, I recommend going to the library or writing to an advice columnist.


Q: What's going to be on Good Day Goldfish?

 

A: Growing up, I had a piano teacher who was very fond of metaphors. Once, I remember her telling me to play a song as if I was chasing an elf through the forest, but couldn't catch it.

 

 

Admittedly, this was among the least helpful instructional advice she gave me, but it did make my lessons kooky and interesting. While my knowledge of music theory is non-existent at best, I do know how to read sheet music and can play pretty much any song that I put enough practice into. I'm very glad that she was my teacher. 

Now that you know of my fondness for lame metaphors, brace yourself because I'm about to compare life to a garden.

Here we go.

Life is like a garden. On the days you're feeling good, flowers are in bloom, vegetables are ripe, and everything is in its place.

 

 

However, there will inevitably be weeds, pests and various forms of blight that find their way into your garden.

 

The scared cloud on the bottom left is supposed to be powdery mildew.

 

They're just little moments of negativity, but if they're left unattended, you'll have a bit of a mess that could turn your day into a bad day.

Sometimes, it might have gotten so out of hand that a forest of despair has formed and is consuming your life garden.

 

 

When that happens, you're probably going to need the aid of a professional to help get it back under control. It will take time and effort, but trust me, you'll feel better after.

When you're at a point where your garden is pretty stable but gets weeds every now and then, it's best to figure out which tools you can use to assess and clean up the problems as they arise. That's what Good Day Goldfish is for: sharing different ways and tools that will help any day be a good day.

 

 

I'm no stranger to bad days. I've dealt with depression and anxiety for years, and while some of the consequences involved negative coping mechanisms, dropping out of school twice, and other crummy happenings, it also has taught me a great deal about self-awareness and different strategies for pursuing a life of balance. I hope that by having this blog I can practice what I preach and provide helpful information for people like me (because let's face it, I'm making this website for me (while hoping other people like it as well (parentheses))).

So there you have it. As of today, Good Day Goldfish is going to present self-help information in a way that I hope you find enjoyable. Who knows what it will evolve into in the future. Probably an Aaron Carter fan site.

 

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Reader Comments (5)

I love angry snail. He's so angry.

Also I posted a comment!

August 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSam M

Thank you!
Angry snail probably hates you a little less because of your comment.

August 22, 2011 | Registered CommenterSachi

A perfect metaphor in so many ways, I completely relate to it!

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSabrina

Thanks Sabrina! You're an actual gardening pro, so I'm glad you approve.

August 29, 2011 | Registered CommenterSachi

aww, you cartoon is just so cute! I love them!

October 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdalphin

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