Sep. 21, 2021

"Honestly" Leaving Them in My "Wake"...

One thing I have learned, particularly over the last 4ish years, is the strong boundaries I have had to implement for my mental well-being; and they are solid. In doing this, however, I know I have pissed off, and hurt some people.

This was NEVER my intent - I am not cruel, by nature; but I had someone tell me as recently as last week, that my interaction in voicing a boundary left them feeling I was rude. All because I deferred a question they were attempting to ask me, while on my break, to another person, and the situation was resolved quickly.

I know some people may perceive me as rude, but that is not my intent; and I also know that is their issue. Remember other's perception of you is none of your business.

I think that has been hardest for me to learn, as I was formerly a "black-belt people-pleaser". God forbid SOMEBODY didn't like me. I blended in well. Now, not so good.

Hence, the title. I would much rather be living the life I am living now, than the one back then.

Now, this doesn't mean I NEVER get the urge to "people-please"; I just recover from it, faster.

JusT "honestly" leaving them in my wake...

Have a good day, and be safe... #2021LATE ****** #JusTSpInnIngPlaTes