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How do you ALWAYS sound so happy and upbeat? I’ve been listening to you for years on Calgary airways, and I don’t think I’ve ever heard you grumpy. Don’t you ever have anything bad happen… how can you always be in a good mood? I recently broke up with my boyfriend, and it’s been so tough to even say hello in a friendly manner. What is your trick to being in a good mood all the time? I’m sure you go though rough times, but you always seem to be the one cheering me up. This break up has me so emotional all the time. I didn’t expect the break up… it blind sided me. And I can’t seem to pick myself up. What do you do in times of depression… if you ever get that way.
Heart broken and Sad,
First off, let me begin by saying… He has no idea of how great you are! I mean that. It’s not easy to believe when you’ve gone through a break up – that surprises you. More times than not, it really is him… and NOT you. Which is hard to convince yourself of… but the key to healing is time. (Which sucks… because you just want to feel like you again NOW… not in time). Trust me, you will bounce back and be your old self again in no time.
How do I know that… because yes… I too have experienced bad things including break ups. The upbeat me on the radio is real… but it’s also my job. Let’s be honest, no one wants to hear the person on the radio who always has problems… so most of them I keep to myself… and bring the “happy” Christina to the airwaves. But I don’t mind. It helps me get over my own life “humps”. That’s where I’ve learned that if you go in positive, you come out positive. Some days it’s tough. Especially on the days where one of my boys gets sick, or if I’ve lost a loved one. But being “forced” to be happy actually does make me happy. Does that make sense?
Kandice, you will bounce back. I promise. Until then try to find something that makes you smile everyday. Sooner rather than later you’ll find that you’re smiling more and more every day. All the best to you!