The Daily Post: Worlds Colliding!!

Not so long ago, I became aware that I was a “People Pleaser.”  Talk about awkward!!!  I’m in a room with my sister who loves the excitement of drama, and my mother who is very “Zen” like.  In all honesty, I didn’t know what to do, so I just sat back and let them do all the talking.  It was at this time that I realized the people pleasing HAD to stop.  I had to start being true to myself.  So, the past few years has been a journey of self discovery.  I’ve spent my entire life (35 years) doing/saying things to make everyone else happy.  I no longer had a clue as to who I really was.  What makes ME happy?  What are MY interests?  MY goals in life? MY dreams?  MY bucket list?

Sure we unintentionally slip into this learned persona occasionally (at least I do anyway).  But… I recognize it for what it is (a slip up), acknowledge that it’s bound to happen, and keep moving on this journey.  There was a point in time where I would walk into a room and wonder if everyone liked me.  Now I walk into a room and try to decide if I like them.

These moments are usually awkward as they are happening, but as time passes, we begin to see them in a comical light.  I,too, look forward to other’s responses.  I felt so alone on my journey, but I know now that I’m only one of many.

~Kate

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5 thoughts on “The Daily Post: Worlds Colliding!!

    • justkate914 says:

      I thought it’d be a scary one; I’ve never been “alone” so to speak. I moved right from my parents into an apartment with my now ex husband, then back in with my parents. I’m doing it though. Out on my own, taking care of myself and my son all by myself; depending on no one. It’s more fun than it is scary. I finally get to figure out who I truly am and I’m loving every minute it… Good luck on your journey!!

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