|Yep...that's my Rosie the riveter. That's my ticket to the gun show right there.|
I feel a shift happening in my life.
I was raised to be a good, kind, polite, whatever-you -want kind of person. And for the most part those are all good things. Until you lose yourself somewhere in between.
I have always wanted people to say " Oh that Emily. She is such a nice person." So I did everything I could so that no one could ever come back and say anything otherwise.
But I have noticed as I get older and especially since I had kids.......... I'm tired of it. I'm tired of always not saying something or doing something solely for the benefit of someone else. I kinda feel like I've been censoring myself my whole life.
I'm not going to go all out and take the filter completely off ( because I know some of those people and I don't like them either). But I've been finding out that I need to stand up for myself and especially my kids.
There are a few people in our lives that think they can do whatever they want, say whatever they want to me or my family. And normally, I would be very uncomfortable with it but just stand there and smile because I didn't want to be a B. And my hubby hates, with a capital H, confrontation so he will never say anything to anyone to avoid a fight. So I feel like now, it's up to me. I'm not a doormat anymore and that, my friends, is going to ruffle a lot of feathers.
You know what? .... Dang it.... I'm stronger than this. This is my life and my family. And to H with anyone who's in my way now!
( Kelly Clarkson's " Stronger" is now my new official internal theme song..BTW)