Bio: I consider myself a hopefulist. I thought I had made that word up but a google search shows that other people are indeed using the word I thought I had invented. I use the word "hopefulist" as an alternative to "optimist" or "pessimist". I have long been a pessimist but after many years of baby steps and day by day progress I no longer consider myself one of "those". BUT calling myself an optimist seems a little unnatural since I have been far from that most of my life. But now I'm happy - and hopeful I will stay that way with optimism and lot's and lot's of hope! I HOPE you join me on my journey and get tips on how to improve your life to become hopeful and happy as well!