Monday, January 7, 2008

Notes to Self...

The last few months has entailed a lot of exploring for me. Here’s a few of the things I’ve learned:

Don’t date co-workers. Never. Ever. No matter how cute, irresistible, charming, wonderful, etc, etc, they are, it just isn’t a good idea. People tried to tell me this. I didn’t listen. Oh well, live and learn.

Nobody has it together. I’ve been seeking different people’s input and advice in recent months attempting to understand how others see things and also because I figured people with more experience would probably be further ahead than I am in their understanding of the world. Not so. The more people I talk to, the more I realize that no one really has any clue as to what they’re doing, why they’re doing it or what to do next. So, I’m in good company.

I don’t have to be nice to everyone, all the time. In line with one of my New Years intentions, I have been given many opportunities of late to express my anger, and also to be clear on what I want or don’t want in given situations. Sometimes, just saying no is sufficient. I don’t owe people explanations. Neither do I owe people multiple chances to be part of my life. Some people don’t deserve second chances. And I reserve the right to make that call.

I am woman. Hear me roar.

tall penguin

4 comments:

onehundredfires said...

you go girl.

heart2heart said...

glad to know I'm not the only one!

mememe said...

oook.....yes..good things u r doing..but i think ..you should be nice to everyone..not because that you owe explanations to them or anything....I believe that being nice to others and respecting others is not for them ..but i believe that being nice to others and being respectful towards them..we are doing a favour to ourselves not to them.....and if you are good to others, they will be good to you.

Anonymous said...

1. Best advice ever. Or close to it.

2. More true than anyone will ever know. Makes life fun, though. :)

3. Niceness is overrated. Respect isn't. Sometimes it's easy to confuse the two.