Friday, July 30, 2010

Where did my filter go?

Has anyone seen my filter? Ya know, the filter that lives underneath your tongue, in your mouth? It seems that mine is gone and I am just letting my thoughts roll off my tongue these days!

My mom once told me "one day you are going to grow up and find your voice and you will not just stay quiet because you don't want to rock the boat". Well, my friends, that day has come and I feel like a brand.new.person!

I could list the occassions in this past week alone where I have either spoken out for the underdog, or said...are you ready for this??? the word "NO" without any explanations, or given my opinion on something when I usually would have stayed silent or walked right on by someone at the pool who would normally keep me in conversation for close to an hour and I would know everything about them except for their blood type...while I am DYING to get away and spend time with Paige.

I feel great!!! Priority life, here we come :)

No longer are the days of nodding my head in agreement, biting my tongue, or being the "yes" girl.

My life is just as important as those that seem to take my time, without apology, and then don't bother to ask how my day was or how my sweet family is doing. So if you call or see me out and I seem in a hurry, it's because I am. I am in a hurry to spend time with my mom, Paige, brother, sister-in-law, friends whom I adore and love. When you think I am being rude, ask yourself why. Why does she seem different...the answer might shock you.

DONE, GONE, Bye Bye Miss DoorMat!!! :)

Mama said that there would be days like this, my mama said :)

***disclaimer*** I am still a very sweet and sincere person, however, friendships and commitments and all of that jazz is a TWO way street, ya know? My time is just as valuable as others and I intend on spending it with people who TRULY have my best interest at heart! :)

4 comments:

Jboo said...

Hey -- good for you Missy!! I struggle with speaking up for myself sometimes too and it feels so good to actually do it!

Hope you and the fam have a fabulous weekend! How can it be that school will be starting in a few weeks?!! :)

Janet

Jodee Leader said...

You go girl! The older I get, the more assertive I get! I still have a hard time saying "no" though!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Marla said...

There's supposed to be a filter in there? Hmmmm, I don't think I came with that particular accessory, LOL.

But good for you girl, speak up and speak out! Life's too short to keep it all in.

Hope y'all have a great weekend!!

Becky said...

Good for you! I have a hard time with no too. I hope you have one fantastic weekend!