I hear this all the time. However, after seeing Caitlyn Jenner on the cover of Vanity Fair, the phrase really resonated with me. Reading her story was a reminder that you have to live the life you want to live, regardless of what anyone has to say.
Society wants to define you and tell you how to live your life according to its expectations. There are so many people in my life who aren’t living their full potential. Why? Because they’re too consumed with what someone will think of them. Ridiculous.
I spent a lot of years not doing the things I wanted to do. I missed so many opportunities because I cared about the opinions of others and not my own wants and dreams. Not a day goes by that I don’t kick myself in the ass for wasting so much time.
Enough is enough. Life is entirely too damn short for us to walk around basing decisions on what others may think about it. Those folks don’t pay my bills, so why give their thoughts so much power?
Sometimes you have to let go of the people and things that don’t contribute positivity to your life. We all deserve to be happy doing the things that we want to do, regardless of what others think.
Remember, life is short. Live accordingly.