Life if full of choices. Where you’ll live, what you’ll do, who you’ll be, how you’ll live? No matter the choice you make there’s always someone who has an opinion and wants you to explain yourself. They could very well be well-meaning or spiteful. Whatever the case, there are always opinions. In some situations, and with certain people, we feel the need to explain why we do what we do. We try to give them our side of the story to make them feel more comfortable about the choices we’re making.
It could be something that comes with getting older. Maybe it’s the shift that happens when becoming a mom. I dunno. At some point though, you reach the point of being cozy in your own skin and realizing there are some things you don’t need to apologize for or explain.
Now, I’m not talking about just being rude. Never that. It’s just getting to the point of living your life in a way that suits you without feeling the need to apologize to people who don’t get you. Everyone doesn’t have to get you. That’s totally fine. One area that stands out is the way I chose to eat. I’m a big supporter of the whole natural and organic life. It’s something that’s important to me. I have my reasons. It’s been interesting to find how many people make judgements based on a desire to be healthier. Whatever the reaction, things that pertain to being healthier is on the list of stuff we should not feel the need to explain. What else is on that list? I’m glad you asked!
- why you’re putting yourself first on your own list – it should be self-explanatory
- why you’re emotional – you’re allowed to feel
- your uniqueness – no need to explain that thing that makes you special
- being unbothered by the expectations of others – everyone doesn’t deserve the opportunity to ruffle your feathers
- why you’re trying it again failures and all – you want what you want…end of story
- your old self – people are allowed to change, grow, evolve
- being healthy is not snooty – eating to live doesn’t require an explanation
- chasing your dreams – they’re yours to chase
- making a choice that’s best for your family – never explain why you do what’s best for those you love
What things would you add to this list?