Thanks Melissa-Jane for writing about stopping to please.
I was doing it for a long time as well. Then I had the period of wanting to go against and explain. Now, I’m just doing my own thing. Explaining has no use. Everybody just sees a little part of me, so they will judge. Okay. I don’t care (anymore).
And the funny thing is, I’m smiling more than ever now. Not out of social anxiety, but genuine pleasure to connect with people. And just because. I feel like it.
Thanks for giving it words…