HAPPY FIRST DAY OF JUNE!
It’s officially my birthday month but I have a good 4 weeks until I turn the big 2-6. Time to enjoy my final days as an official mid-twenties gal before I’m “over the hill…” What a buzz kill, right?
Contrary to popular belief, I’m actually very excited to be turning a year older this time. 25 was not the best year for me, and frankly neither was the entirety of 2016 (here’s one reason why).
But if you ask me, I learned A LOT this past year that has me ready for a different kind of change – not a New Year goal, but a personal goal that is…
ACCEPT THE NEGATIVITY, WALK AWAY FROM IT & DO NOT APOLOGIZE FOR WHY YOU DID & HOW YOU FEEL AFTERWARD.
I’ve spent too many years and hours of my life worrying about making other people happy that simply didn’t deserve it, helping others that would turn their backs on me the minute they had it all, explaining myself to people that didn’t intend to give me the time, and working myself to the bone to prove to others what I’m doing with my life is efficient enough.
At the end of the day, I was constantly disappointed because I allowed other people’s actions & reactions dictate how I FELT, which is not okay. I have a thick skin to begin with but it’s grown another layer as I’ve come to terms with who remains to be in my life and who has proven they are no longer welcome.
End rant but the takeaway with all of this is to not allow someone’s negativity affect how you live your life. If it upsets you, feel upset and don’t feel bad for caring that you do. Just remember you can’t take it personally – some people can’t recognize that their own negativity and dissatisfaction is actually what you’re shouldering the burden of.