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Hey guys! My computer was on the fritz but it's fine now and I'm back to my regular posting.
During my time away I became extra introspective. I actually just had a much needed heart to heart with my stepdad. I was telling him about a group of people that I don't necessarily get along with, and how I've attempted to remedy that by being super nice + friendly.
That whole situation turned out really frustrating because I'm not even sure I want to be friends with them to begin with. I guess I'm just romanticizing the idea of getting along with everyone and us all being one big happy family.
The advice my stepdad gave me really made me feel better, and I don't know if anyone out there is or has ever felt this way before (the whole, "why don't they like me?" feeling). He asked me 3 questions.
1) Would you be happy if everyone in the world liked you? It'd be nice, but no. I don't like everyone so it'd be silly to expect that...
2) Does the vast majority of people you meet dislike you? No, I get along well with most people.
3) Are you being 100% yourself and staying focused on your goals? I get side tracked from time to time but mostly I am staying super focused on my goals.
Then he told it to me straight. He said I was being too sensitive and quit worrying about them. He said if you haven't done anything wrong, and you've been a good person, then forget them, it's their loss. He then went on a rant telling me how people just love to bring others down and there will always be people jealous, fearful and angry at you for what you have and what you've done.
He said there are always people who just want to see you suffer because they want what you have. He told me to focus on self-love and to keep my goals in perspective and to be caring/loving/friendly only to people who are building me up, not tearing me down and leave everything else by the wayside.
I know you've heard this all before, and so have I, but sometimes it's nice to be reminded that you're awesome just the way you are and there are plenty of amazing opportunities, adventures, friendships, romances, successes waiting ahead if you'd just side step the bad wishing to hold you back.
Okay, ranting done. Byeee lol :)