I’ve been blogging for more than 8 years now. EIGHT YEARS!
That totally blows my mind. How fast times flies and I swear it accelerates when you have kids, but that’s a whole other story.
Today I want to share a quote that really hit home for me. Especially considering I do what I do.
People always have the right to judge you without knowing who you really are. But you also have the right to not care. — Unknown
As someone who has decided to share — probably too much of — themselves online, I have to remind myself of this pretty much daily. The funny thing is, like a muscle, I think one’s ability to “not care” gets stronger once they decide to put it into practice. There’s almost a fake-it-till-you-make-it aspect to confidence, and that’s really what this quote comes down to for me: Confidence.
I used to let certain things/interactions/comments on the blogs really get to me even though I put on a strong face. Now, I can honestly say, I don’t care and mean it.
I mean, really, what am I gonna do?
People are going to think what they think. All I can do is confidently be me.
It only took me 30-something years to figure all this out and now my challenge is to raise my boys to realize it sooner. I don’t want to get too much into it but we’ve had to have conversations about reacting to bullies recently and it’s been breaking my heart.
I’ll never understand mean people.
Anyway, if you’re interested, I’ve blogged about confidence before, most notably in my Exposed Follow Up post and most recently in this post where I talk about ignoring the inner mean girl.
Have a great weekend, guys! I’ll be back Sunday with a good old fashioned Sensational Sunday post. :)