Sticking Up For Yourself
Amongst my friends, I’ve always been the one that stands up for myself and everyone around me. I hate leaving things unsettled and having feelings buried down. I always tell it like it is. I’m VERY confrontational.
However, there are parts of me like this that that I’ve noticed are slipping away. While personal and professional lives are separate, you would think that who you at the core remains for both.
But the boundaries in professional situations simply don’t allow you to be your full self whole heartily. Obviously, you can’t “tell it like it is” all the time. But, when you lose your sense of self in the process, that’s when you know that personal and professional must collide.
I’ve taken a step back and seen the strong part of myself slowly fade away as I’ve kept my feelings in. Sometimes, there’s a point where fear can’t hold you back anymore, and you just have to leap. I’m ready to take my leap, and gain the strength back that I’ve let people take from me over the last few months.
No matter what situation you’re in, never lose yourself for anyone else.