Today I am grateful for the courage of my convictions.
For not bowing to my inner good girl and feeling the need to acquiesce just to ensure I please everyone, above all else. For loving and respecting myself enough to draw a line in the sand and take action to maintain that boundary. For myself and for the space I have created, a space I am taking great pride in nurturing.
Today I made a big call, and not an easy one.
But as soon as it was done, I immediately felt lighter.
The stress of the past two days was gone. The stress of potential future shite was eliminated. I felt happy and comfortable in my space again. Those feelings alone indicated I had made the right decision.
You see, I don't mind being challenged. I quite like having different perspectives on the world presented to me, for me to ponder and consider, to compare and contrast with my current views. But what I don't like, is to be manipulated. What I don't enjoy, is having a trap laid out before me, just awaiting to be tripped. But, I'm cleverer than that. Cleverer than anticipated, it would seem. So the third strike means you're out where I come from. No fuss. No bother. Just thanks for coming, and see you later. I don't anticipate a fall out - but if there is, I'll manage it as it happens.
But for now, it's back to the advertised programming *wink*.