I caught myself being bad again.
This time I caught myself caring way too much what other people think.
I’d been doing pretty well not caring about others’ opinions of me and my actions and choices, but more and more lately, I’ve been seeking external affirmation and getting very frustrated at not receiving what I’d deemed to be enough of it.
I’m reeling myself back in.
It’s true. You are you no matter what anyone else says. Be your own favorite version of yourself — you’re the one who has to spend the most time around you anyway! Just as you said on the playground in your childhood, you’re rubber, not glue!
As I’m getting myself back on track, I noticed a giant truth I never saw before, even though I’ve danced all around it, with being rubber and with talking Splat…
The only person who truly knows what your best actually is, in any moment, is you. Therefore, only person who can truly know if you’re doing your best, is you. Therefore the only person whom you’re actually accountable to, the only person whose opinion actually matters … is you.
So do your best, be kind to yourself, and to hell with whatever anyone else has to say about it.