It’s been two years now since I completed my Doctoral Program and all of the educational knowledge that I have now could have never prepared me for some of the “real life” situations that I’ve had to encounter.
I just realized that I’m growing up, yep it took a little longer than I imagined but I’m there now. Things that use to previously bother me, no longer do. You see, I’m getting too old to be “sweating the small stuff”. I’m walking away from all things that bring me negative energy when previously I would go back and forth just to prove that you can’t just treat me any kind of way and get away with it. I’m realizing now, it really doesn’t matter. All of that foolishness is no longer disrupting my peace. I can honestly say that I am truly UNBOTHERED.
I’m not forcing things that no longer fit. My time is too valuable to be trying to figure out where I stand with people. You see, when you “grow up”, you realize that if it’s meant to be, it will be and if it’s not, than it won’t. That’s how I’m viewing everything, and I mean EVERYTHING. I’m promoting people that deserve to be in my life and demoting those that don’t with no explanation.
Life, life happens to all of us, you mature, you grow up, and you wise up, some of us sooner than others but it’s definitely never too late. Let me talk to you about “loyalty”, defined as a strong feeling of support or allegiance. I consider myself to be a loyal person, when I ride with you, I truly ride with you and I will truly have your back. I realize that everyone doesn’t ride how I ride and that’s understandable.
Maya Angelou said it best: “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time”. Well, I never listened to this previously because I would try to analyze things by saying “maybe they didn’t mean it like that” or maybe I Just took it the wrong way”, knowing damn well they meant it just how they said it. If someone truly rides for you, they will never do things that you have to question in the first place. I am constantly preaching that to my kids. Sometimes we turn a blind eye because we are in denial but it is what it is. But it’s okay because I get it now.
I’m growing up.
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