When I started this blog, I visualized writing about important things. Instead is has turned into posts about adventures and running. I can live with that, but occasionally I have more important topics to talk about.
This is one of those times.
Some of you have been around since the beginning. Some of you encouraged me to start this blog when I had mentioned it on Om Nomalcious. You guys should remember my first post. In that post, I mentioned that I’ve been growing up and learning to be more sure of myself, more confident.
It’s something I’m still working on, but I didn’t realize how far I came until something happened over the past few days.
See, I’ve had this issue for years. I compare myself to others. I seek approval from everyone. I care too much about what other people think of me.
Or, I did.
I won’t get into details. It’s a long story, and I’m afraid that, if I were to rehash it here, it would drag the drama to my blog. For now it stays on my Facebook. Isn’t that where all the drama takes place these days?
But! Someone tried to tear me down using those insecurities. I haven’t had contact with this person for about two years, so she was unaware of the maturing I’ve done.
I’m proud to say that I didn’t let it get to me. I actually found most of it funny.
Yes, I’m writing about it. So, obviously it made an impression. It taught me that you can’t please everyone. There is always going to be someone who wants to tear you down, who wants to make you upset.
Trying to please everyone is going to get you nowhere. It’s going to make you crazy.
Instead of comparing myself to others and worrying about what everyone thinks, I’m just going to concentrate on being the best Pami I can be and only care about those people that are most important to me.