• The Recovering Pessimist: "Stop Projecting" -- You had a bad experience that left you feeling a way. Meanwhile, somebody else happens to have a great experience and you're in your feelings. You don't get to rain on their parade because of what you went through. | www.therecoveringpessimist.me #amwriting #recoveringpessimist #optimisticpessimist
    The Complexities of Life

    Stop Projecting

    I’ve had some bad experiences that left a bad taste in my mouth. It feels like when you burn your tongue and you swear you’ll never be able to taste anything again. Sounds familiar right?

    When others around me experience the things I’ve experienced and get better results, I used to feel a way. Bitterness with a sprinkle of jealousy. I felt split in half. I want to celebrate the moment(s) with them because I’m genuinely happy for them. But that other part of me can’t help but to rain on their parade via bitterness and jealousy.

    I had a Come to Jesus meeting with myself. I know how it feels to have someone rain on my parade, whether they meant to or not. It’s an emotional gut punch. I don’t want someone else to feel that way.

    Just because you're in your feelings doesn't mean that you project those feelings onto others.

    This isn’t about me. I should be celebrating someone’s accomplishments. I can wallow later.

    Be mindful,

    Joy

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