Growing up I’ve always felt that there were always people that simply did not like me, whether it be because of how I talk, how I look, or even because they did not like my personality. It’s been like this for as long as I can remember—from the time I was in elementary school—and because I am an extremely independent person, it never really bothered me. But recently I experienced this again and now that I am older I wonder why this happens to me so often (and I don’t say this in a poor me, victimized, sort of way). Not only do I wonder about myself, but I wonder what reason people have. Is it an actual reason or is it just childish dislike? Even more so if you don’t actually know or understand me. I can’t change who I am because it doesn’t agree with your idea of who I should be. I guess what I’ve learned over the years is that people will see what they want—first impressions or lasting impressions—but as long as you stay true to yourself, what’s the harm? Also, you can’t please everyone; and who knows they just might be wrong.
“A tiger doesn’t loose sleep over the opinion of sheep.”
I feel like I shared this with you all because it is something that has been weighing on my chest, but it could not be more expertly timed as chapters in my life are closing and new ones are opening. As I move on to college—which I am EXTREMELY excited for—I feel like this has been something that I have wanted to mention for ages and simply didn’t know how. I have finally pieced it all together :).
“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.”
ps. Things just got a little deep, lol.