While reading Danielle’s blog Underland to Wonderland, I came across a post in which she talked about the website Thought Questions and their 365 thought-provoking questions to ask yourself over the course of a year. I decided that I would start answering one of the questions each day for the next year. Not only will this give me a reason to blog every day for a year straight, it will get my creative juices flowing–and I think it will be fun! If you join in please leave me a comment so I can see your answers too. :)
Day #5: What life lesson did you learn the hard way?
It doesn’t just apply to men and careers, I think it can apply to anything you pursue or are passionate about versus your relationships with other people. You can change to please a boyfriend, a pal or your family, but people can be very fickle. I’ve learned the hard way that it isn’t worth it to give up what matters most to you in order to keep a person happy, because if that person really loves you for who you are they will be supportive of you, and if they’re not then they probably don’t really love you as much as you deserve.
This is so true. If a person does not love you the way you are, with all your dreams and faults and I don’t know what, then it is not worth the effort! Sorry you had some bad experiences with that. :( You definitely deserve the best because you are the best!
You live and you learn! I’m a lot more choosy with relationships now. And you’re too sweet. :)
I agree, Be You, if they love you they will love you for who you are. All the little quirks and flaws included :)
Men are unpredictable. I learned that the hard way too. I learned that in life, you do have to say no sometimes even to the ones that you love. The problem is not everyone knows how or when it is appropriate to do so.
I’m sorry you had to learn that the hard way too! :( Saying “no” is still hard for me, but I’m getting better at it as I get older.
Sorry you had to learn this the hard way – I’m so mean that I always make people change for me :) I actually had to learn THAT the hard way. People don’t change just because you want them too!
LOL I used to be very different when I was younger–extremely shy and kind of a pushover because I was too eager to please. Now I’m a lot more comfortable and confident, so I don’t just go with the flow to keep everyone else happy.