The hardest thing for me to do on a daily basis is to acknowledge and accept my flaws, then try to overcome them without becoming obsessed to the point that I begin to believe they diminish my value as a human being. It is a fine line that is remarkably easy to cross.
What. The. Fuuuudge am I doing? Post-6am zone 3 cardio work out.
Forget #tbt. I’m living in the present, so here I am as of today. #TBT now means #ThisBeToday. (You may use poor grammar to make an acronym work. I heard that somewhere.)
The Orpheum Theatre, where I saw (and met) the amazing @gavindegraw. #vip #concert #orpheumtheatre #wichita
I’m thinking this would make a good hipster album cover. But what’s the band name? How about Ramshackle Whimsy Brigade. That sounds totally #hipster.
I made this and put it above the trash can — which is RIGHT NEXT TO the recycling bin — because I find paper towel tubes in the trash EVERY DAY. This is not a difficult concept, people! #recycle
What I have to keep reminding myself is that in the vast majority of cases, the person rejecting me is rejecting me because of their own
Rare is it that I’m being rejected for a genuine flaw or failing on my part that would be rejection-worthy when looking at everything objectively.
The reason this is hard for me to remember when I’ve just been rejected is that rejection always comes at me from the second-person. ”I reject you.” (Or more realistically, “I’m not interested in you.”)
Example: I talk. A lot. I’m always careful to keep the other person engaged, but for all the questions and attentiveness, the verbosity can still be a turn-off for others. I believe a recent rejection was due to this quality.
My gut reaction was to think, “I was just rejected because I talk too much.”
WRONG. We (I) have to stop thinking about it that way. I need to remember that rejection is really about the other person. In this example, I had to tell myself, “He rejected me because he prefers someone who is quieter or more pensive.”
I also need to remember that although rejection is about the other person more often than it’s about me, this doesn’t mean I should ignore the flaws and failings in my own life and say that people should just accept me - and them - as-is.
It’s a delicate balance that I always struggle to maintain.
#Birthday present from the #bestie. It’s a #GameofThrones figure!! #Daenerys is my fave (tied with #Arya). #Bday #selfie no. 3.