Who's in charge around here?
“But I’m sure another part of the annoyance stems from a desire not to reflect too hard on what I think Cope is saying, which is that if you’re waiting for some outside authority to give their stamp of approval to what you’re doing with your life – if you’re telling yourself things will only be truly OK once they’ve done so – then you’ll be waiting a long time. And even if they were to give it, it wouldn’t be worth getting.”
I've read this several times since it arrived in my inbox last Thursday and it's resonating with me so much because ever since I started doing the things I wanted to do, regardless of what some of the people in my life thought about that, I've been so much happier. It's meant, at times, not telling some folks all about my life because explaining my decisions can be exhausting. It's also meant not keeping up certain relationships at times, but that's part of figuring it all out, what's important and what matters the most.