About time I figured out that what matters is what I think - not what anybody else thinks. About time I figured out that I can't make someone like me. Can't make them consider my point of view. Can't even make them believe that I have a right to that point of view. All I can do is take care of me. It's very liberating, actually!
No, I'm not going to be rude to those people, but I'm no longer going to bust my back trying to make them like me. I've worried so long about being "nice," and not upsetting others than I put myself last faaaarrr too often. No more!
At my core I'm a very nice person. I work very hard to take care of everybody else, and to make everybody else happy happy happy. Silly me! Not to say that's not important - but it's also important to make sure I'm happy - and to make sure that my someone else's happiness does NOT come at my expense!
1 year ago