Allow Me to Re-Introduce Myself: Self Preservation is the Key

Today’s post is a shorter one but here goes…

I don’t know about you all but this week has been a doozy for me! I have tried my best to smile and keep it going but it has been a whirlwind. I have been working on being slow to anger and trying to be as graceful and understanding as possible, but I know that I have fallen short this week.

All week, I have been in deep thought about the ways that I have been working to “rebrand” myself. Rebranding can be a tough but great experience if I allow it to be. I realized that I am morphing from being a nice person to being a kind one. There is a difference between the two words, and I just recently found out about some of those differences. The nice me would minimize my thoughts and feelings to “fit into” a certain crowd of people and shrink myself to be accepted. Being kind is all about respect but standing up for what you believe in and not being worried about who accepts or likes you. That is the place that I am now in my life.

I have one word of advice for my fellow Millennials and the younger generations…do not shrink yourself and extinguish your essence due to others not knowing how to perceive and “accept” you. One of the reasons that I am working on this rebranding now is because I realize that I am a wonderful human being, and I am worthy of having people in my life that love and appreciate me. I used to be so nice and accommodating because I didn’t want people to not like me or call me fat or use any other negative and degrading language towards me. I would also encourage everyone to have some firm boundaries and be able to effectively articulate them and deal with what comes along with having said boundaries. You may lose some of the very people that you never thought you’d lose but once you choose peace over confusion, respect over disrespect, speaking out over silence, you will be practicing good self-preservation and self-respect.

Peace and blessings to you all.

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