When it comes to my work, it is never as easy in real life as it is in my head. This truth causes me great struggle and frustration. And, honestly, I avoid dealing with it a lot of the time. The fly on the wall would see me losing myself in noise on the internet. The fly on the wall would see me playing a lot of video games.
It's never as easy in real life as it seems it should be in my head. But I am grateful for this, because it tells me that my thoughts are not reality.
In writing I am an eternal optimist--right up until I come to the keyboard or notebook and actually start to work. In many other things, I often am a pessimist. It is going to be really bad, I might say. Maybe it is. Maybe not. But my thoughts are not reality.