“The best way to avoid falling prey to the opinions of others is to realize that other people’s opinions are just that – opinions. Regardless of how great or terrible they think you are, that’s only their opinion. Your true self-worth comes from within.” – Travis Bradberry
This weekend was hard.
For about two years now, I’ve been part of a group of women who I thought were amazing. A group of women who all deal with a lot of stuff. It was a group for support, questions and people genuinely became friends. Well, I thought so anyway.
I was trashed and bashed. People were talking ABOUT me instead of TO me and there were plenty of opportunities for them to speak directly with me.
This entire debacle went down over the weekend while I was with my family in a place where the internet is pretty shotty. I wasn’t even able to be part of the conversation and defend myself.
I have no interest in bad-mouthing anyone. I don’t want to be THAT person. However, I would like to say a few things and get them off of my chest. Making my load lighter is my silver lining.
Being a part of the group was something special to me and being an admin for the group was insanely special. There were four administrators (myself included) and honestly, we were more like family in my eyes. Even to consider someone a “friend” is HUGE for me.
At the end of the day, it was my bad for caring so much.
Just because I didn’t have public conversations or because I didn’t share people’s personal information with the other admins doesn’t mean I wasn’t “pulling my weight.” I do a LOT of behind the scenes work. I have so many private conversations with people, I’m a busy girl.
If helping people isn’t pulling my weight, I guess I’m guilty.
Everything is okay though. I’m fine. I will continue to be fine and move forward. I won’t be broken.
I refuse to let the opinions of others define me. God’s got my back and that is ALL THAT MATTERS.
“I don’t let anyone’s insecurities, emotions, or opinions bother me. I know that if I am happy, that’s all that matters to me.” Demi Lovato
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