Time Is Of The Essence

I think that I’ve finally come to a point in my life where I’ve realized that time is a precious commodity. It ticks right away the moment you are born and doesn’t ever stop until the moment you pass away. For that, it is a resource that is sadly limited and one that can never be bought back. Because of this I’ve learned that I want to spend my time doing things that are important to me and be with those that only have my best interests at heart. I don’t know about you, but growing up I was raised to be nice to everyone and that standing up for yourself is seen as taboo. It was always about “keeping the peace,” between everyone if you were a girl, and you couldn’t say how you feel or completely be yourself. It’s as if young women are programed from the start to be prim and proper, to not have any opinion, to say yes to everything, and to be okay with being treated unfairly.

It’s taken me a very long while to understand that I do not owe anyone my friendship nor my kindness. And I’ve actually had to learn this the hard way many, many times. Some people just aren’t worth being kind too…some just really need to be completely cut off from your life in every shape and form. And as cold as that sounds, at the end of the day, you have to love yourself enough to know that you deserve to be treated better. Sometimes burning bridges between those that have treated you so poorly despite your efforts to be kind to them, is worth it…because who wants to have toxic relations with such people? They do not help you grow, they do not love you, they do not support you. There fore in my book, they are not worth keeping around. We only have so much time in a day, so many minutes, so many seconds that passes us by, that we should want to spend every bit of it with people who are worthy of our presence.

As always,

Be bold, be brave, be beautiful…

Love,

V