For me, I knew at 17, I didn’t want to spend my life hurt, and angry over what I saw as a child. I wanted to be happy. I wanted more for myself. And, I would say that–that pursuit was the bulk of my teenage, and early adulthood. I just decided, there was no way I was going to be unhappy. There was no way, I was going to let the hurtful, painful and sometimes incomprehensible actions of others define me. It was a struggle, a real struggle at times…but, I got there. And, I truly believe that when you decide that you will be happy no matter what, and, really do the work, then happiness is exactly what you’ll get.
There’s been this running theme in my life, where I’m going on my merry way, living, learning, loving and laughing. And, then, all of a sudden out of nowhere I’m being emotionally, verbally or psychically attacked by some small, insecure person who needs me to pay attention to them. I want to make this clear. I have no tolerance for the insecure person, who wants to play victim in an imaginary situation with me. It’s becoming more and more clear that there are a lot of people out there who see light, and instead of appreciating it–they attack. Okay, I [...]