February 17, 2013 check mate. February 17, 2013/ kristanlynn Being positive is great. Being real is better. Finding the balance between the two is hard. My cup is half empty, by nature. I choose to see it as half full. I'm a pessimist, which is where my sarcasm comes into play, the root of my dark sense of humor. It does not define me. It's part of me. Part of a whole being.