I was out twacking* around yesterday, and ran in to friends of my ex. Yes, I have an ex. I haven't spoken much about him here, because there's no point, really. It was 3 years ago, and I am not the same person I was then, and I rarely ever think about him anymore.
This post isn't really about him either. Maybe I will do one some other time. Maybe not.
As I was chatting with this couple who I haven't seen in over 3 years, she told me that I looked great, and said that I seemed happy.
And there it is. I. Am! Ridiculously. Happy.
My time with him flashed before my eyes in that moment, and I realized that it would have been very easy to sell myself short and stay with that man, and allow him to continue treating me
And then it dawned on me.... As long as I am doing the right thing for ME, as long as I am being true to ME, and as long as I am taking care of ME, it really is incredibly easy to be THIS. HAPPY.
And this? Is WAY better than that!!!
I don't ever want to be the kind of girl who settles for less than she deserves ever again.
This includes men who don't see the value in ME (as well as men who say one thing and do another, men who don't respect me, and men who leave me high and dry), food that my body doesn't need, not flossing regularly, "friends" who make me feel badly for being true to me, and people who don't give me room to be myself.
I'm happy. Blissfully happy. And I am doing the very best that I can.
To be better. And do better. For. ME. Nobody else. Just me.
*The Newfie (people of Newfoundland) word for "window shopping" or browsing.
I was an hour early so I went twacking 'round the mall.
I hope that you are having an AWESOME day!