Today I had a great conversation with my boss about how things have been going at work. We exchanged some feedback going both ways, things that she thought could be better, things I thought that could be doing better. As the conversation was coming to a close, she said something along the lines that she really likes the fact that I’m sassy.
Over the past few years, I’ve had a handful of people tell me to tone it down, to be less witty, to show less spunk. So many times I’ve let those people get to me. I’ve let them alter my behavior and change my thought patterns. I’ve let them disrupt my happiness as I’ve tried to become what they thought I should be.
This past year has been a journey of discovering how to be me. It’s taught me how to be comfortable not fitting into the mold. It’s given me the ability to find confidence in who I am and what I believe in.
When you are able to surround yourself with people that love what makes you uniquely you, you are finally free to thrive.
You can explore your passions and work out the kinks. You can challenge your limits and overcome so many of them. You have the freedom to be present without being judged.
If you haven’t found your people, I highly suggest finding them. It’s a hard process that takes a lot of time. However, the benefits of pursuing your people far outweigh the initial costs of finding them.
Bottom line, know what kind of people are you kinda people and never let them go!