I’m not everyone’s cup of tea.
I’m too much for some people. Too loud; too outspoken. I talk too much. I voice my opinions far too often and forget the filter.
To others, I am too quiet. Shy. Off-putting, maybe even stuck up.
To others I’m too career-driven, too organized; by the book. A control freak, too structured. A planner.
As women, we worry so much about what other people think or what we think they might be thinking. We create judgments in our own heads. We hear undertone where it’s not even meant to exist. We over-analyze text messages. We worry why we didn’t get the invite. We see glances and whispers and assume they must be directed at us.
We waste so much of our time worrying about what other people’s opinions of us are. We try so hard to bend ourselves fifty different ways to fit a mold in hopes of somehow satisfying everyone else, only to leave ourselves feeling empty.
But, why? For what?
Sister, we are far beyond the years of needing someone else’s approval.