I’m sorry I haven’t said anything in a while. I’ve been mulling a few things over. I’ve been reading more & focusing on more “me time.” I’ve pulled back from social media & trying to get back to basics. It’s a process, but I assure you, this is my process. I don’t know how long it’ll take but I guess that’s why I’m here. I’m finding my truth, right? 🙂

I was thinking lately how much stuff I’ve learned by teaching myself. Much like my heroes, Gene Kelly & Theodore Roosevelt, some of my greatest strengths are self-taught. Some are obvious & out for others to see & appreciate. Some are hidden deep inside but have kept me alive. I have a plethora of hidden talents, inner strengths, & great wisdom. Most of which are self-taught due to my curiosity, my research, my perseverance, or my hardships. 

The issue I find I’m having is trying to convince others that I know what the hell I’m doing. It’s infuriating. I do have a college degree & plenty of experience in a variety of issues. I’m now at the point where I’m done with others acting like I’m naive & helpless. I know what I’m good at. If I don’t feel like I know the answer, I’ll let you know. I have no problem with admitting it. 

I do, however, have a problem with the ones who don’t even give me a shot or the ones who I like to call “actually.” You know the type. They butt in with their unsolicited advice and a self-righteous, “Actually…” Ugh. Just shut the fuck up. Nobody asked you. I was trying to make conversation or make an innocent comment. Roll with it. Flex some of that common fucking courtesy.  

Maybe it’s an age thing or a sign of maturity but I’m reaching this point in my life where I know I know what I’m talking about. You’re either gonna believe me or not. I’ll be 35 in a month. I’m not some high schooler or even an early-20s college student who is lost in life. 

My roots are firmly planted & they run deep. I may not be a mighty, old oak yet but I’m definitely not a willow or a sapling. I’m not going to bend & move with blowhards. I’m here to stay. 

I know a few things about life. You’ll either listen to my wisdom or you won’t. You’ll either give me a chance to prove that I’m good at what I do or you won’t. Regardless, I’ll still press on bettering myself & learning more & more. 

The choice is yours. 

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