Letting Go and No More People Pleasing


2017 – the year of doing what makes me happy.  I started 2016 by letting go of a lot.  Not all necessarily because I wanted to, but because I was unhappy.  I let go of two friendships, which I’ve had for 6+ years.  I feel like I’ve held on for a long time because I didn’t want them to be mad at me.  I didn’t want to lose them either, they’re important to me and I care about them, but you get tired of feeling unappreciated and when the relationship does you more harm than good, it’s time to let go.  I let go of two jobs.  The first one I had on and off for 7 years, and today is the last day of the second one, which I had for 6 months.  My mom’s dog, Abby, my angel, my hiking buddy, left us this year.  She was almost 7.   I miss her.  Just a lot of letting go.

I don’t want to be a people pleaser anymore.  That’s what it boils down to. I want to do what makes me happy.  I’m not going to say ‘yes’ to something just so people won’t be mad at me.  From now on, I’m going to ask myself how I feel about a situation, if I don’t want to do it, I’m not going to do it.  Regardless of what others will think.  Like today, I hate that I had to, but I called in sick.  My last day of this job.  I’m a massage therapist.  I’m not going to work sick.  People might be upset but that’s a rule of mine.  No more people pleasing.   If the clients want to be massaged knowing I’m sick….? I don’t mind, but I’m letting you know in advance.

I want to do what makes me happy.  That is why I’m going to dedicate 2017 to working on this blog, hiking/being outside with nature, spending time with family and friends and taking care of myself and helping others.  I’ve caught the flu or a cold or something so I guess New Year’s will be spent at home probably curled up on the couch watching movies.  Anyway, I’m excited.  Happy New Year everyone!!!


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