I seek peace and happiness in everything I do. I have a very strong intuition that I've come to rely on in most situations. When something starts feeling "off", I can't ignore it, and if I ever do, I eventually discover my intuition was right.
I've had people reach out to me in the past few days who otherwise couldn't care less about me and what's going on in my life, all because they want to know "what I'm doing next?", when it doesn't affect their life in any way, other than they want to just be nosey. When I was sleeping most of the day away a few weeks ago and couldn't form a complete thought due to excessive anxiety and depression I was drowning in, I didn't hear anything, and now that I've crawled my way out and I'm making the steps to move forward, people I haven't talked to in years are suddenly interested in my life.
Why? Because I'm leaving a business I built from the ground up, and seeking something else that will fulfill and sustain me? Will those same people support me in my new endeavor? I already know the answer to that.
I'm an extrovert by nature but the way the world has become, with social media, the "highlight reels" of life, the constant need for people to imitate their life out of a Pinterest board, the fake friends, the constant issue of always being offended, the constant need for approval and for everything to be "perfection" instead of reality.... it makes me never want to leave my house.
I don't post for approval or acceptance. The people who love me and are authentic already know and approve of me.
I post to share information with multiple people at once, so I don't have to repeat myself a thousand times.
So even with this new phase of life I'm moving toward, I ask that if your only intention is to be anything other than genuine, please just leave me alone. I don't have time for anything less than happiness anymore. Life is too short to waste on "fake".