Tuesday, July 13, 2010

day 8 of 30 days of truth

Day 08 →? Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit

Okay, today's prompt makes me nervous. I hate admitting out loud that there has been anyone that has treated me this way, mostly because I feel like I am giving them too much power if I do. Truth be told though, we all have had people like this in our lives, people that treat us like doormats or as if we don't matter. I've tried to cut these people out (although if you know me, you know I despise cutting anyone out). It's tough, but it needs to be done. With that said, there have been friends, boyfriends, and even family members that have made my life more difficult than it should have been. There have also been those that have made me feel less valued or loved and had a part in significantly lowering my self-esteem (or so I thought). Truth is, I allowed them to. I gave them the power to make me feel less than I am. I guess if I'm going to say that, I must then admit that it was only me that made my life hell..... Talk about a light bulb going off!

3 comments:

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

I have met a few of those kind of people as well. And honestly, life is much better without them. =)

Courtney said...

Toxic people are just awful. I learned a long time ago that it is soo much better to have two amazing friends that boatloads of people who don't really treat you like the amazing person you are. Some people think it's bizarre that I only let e few people into my life but I think it makes it all that more lovely.
(does that even make sense?!)

Amy said...

Insightful. I haven't often thought of it that way, but we really do have the most control. We can choose to walk away.
Great post! <3