I have great, authentic friends both at and away from work, that I don't feel like I need to impress-they accept me as I am. Time isn't spent gossiping and tearing others down, it's spent building each other up and collaborating with genius educational ideas together. This wasn't the case in years past. I shared with you all a while back that I stepped back from some friendships, and it was for the best. I never really felt like I was accepted for who I was. Was my outfit cute enough? Was I funny enough? Would they still like me if they really knew (fill in the blank with any number of things)? It was exhausting. And sad, so sad. I thought I had a "person," well "people," but really I didn't.
I guess my point is, we only get this little bit of time here on earth in comparison to eternity and I don't think it does anyone any good to let someone make us feel like we are less than we really are. I'm so thankful for the friends I have now, they bless me in so many ways I never imagined.
Cardigan: Ann Taylor
Skirt: Sunny Leigh via thredup similar
Necklace: Stella and Dot same
Shoes: Nine West similar
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