I’m not a confrontational person. Far from it, actually.
I’m a people pleaser. I will do things I don’t want to, or like, just as long as someone else is happy.
I tend to go as far as putting my own ideas, my own wishes, in the back burner. Waiting to see the best moment, not wanting to rip open wounds, create conflict.
But I had a chance to sit down with my parents to discuss a few things that were gnawing at my consciousness. I had a chance to open up, to relieve some of the burden into their experienced minds and shoulders.
And it was wonderful.
That’s by far the best thing about having them here again. Even if just for a couple of days. Their wisdom.
They know much more about me than myself. They know my eternal dilemma about not wanting to displease anybody. And their advice?
Make it happen.
Just that. If you want change, be the change. Don’t expect it to come from someone else. If you’re unhappy with any aspect of your life, change it.
Take a chance, explore. Make it happen!
I don’t know when I will. It’s a fine line to me, between deciding when to take that step. When to chose me, for a change.
But I think I just might.. maybe.. things will happen.