[coming soon: a post about my awesome birthday and a post about my super-fun trip to New Orleans!]
The title of this post is from an awesome post by Rachel Wilkerson. Read it. Now!
Here’s the deal.
It has taken ~20 years of having the same habits and the same reactions to certain situations to make me want to change.
Like many people, I am guilty of being overly concerned with what other people think of me. In many cases, I have changed for other people. I have put certain beliefs of mine on the back-burner in order to be more accepted. I have tried to change what I believe in order to be more accepted by other people.
Have I liked doing this? No. But my rationale was that I would like having friends more.
But if someone doesn’t want to be my friend because of how I really am, then that’s their loss.
I’m open-minded enough to befriend people of different belief systems than my own.
I should expect the same open-mindedness back; as long as I’m not being pushy with my beliefs. Which I never am.
I believe in having a filter from what goes from my brain to my mouth, but there’s a difference between filtering something and changing something altogether.
I’m going to be who I am for nobody but myself.
I’m not going to change the way I present myself in order to not offend anyone or to increase my chances of “being accepted”.
There are things I believe that I should not be apologetic about!
So from now on…
I’m going to own everything I do.
Sorry I’m not sorry!
Peace and Love,
Song of the Day: Country Lane by Telekinesis