Monday, June 3, 2013

Life in June: Number 28

If you missed yesterday’s announcement, which I can only assume that you did because…Sunday, it was my birthday! I’ve decided to celebrate my 29 years all month long. Because who doesn’t deserve a month long birthday party?
29things
Yesterday, I shared why I think blogging is bonkers, but in a great way!

Number 28: I’ve learned that not everybody is going to love you. And that’s totally ok. This goes for the real world as well as blogging. Growing up, I felt like I never really let people get to me. Words and all that didn’t make much of an impact on me. But I was surrounded by a bubble. A huge freakin’ bubble the size of my town, population 2,500. This created such a false sense of security. Everybody knew me and ,I felt, liked me for me. And I, for the most part, liked everyone I came in contact with. People were just nice. Or maybe I was just Pollyanna and didn’t want to see the bad in others. It wasn’t until I was in college (seriously folks!) that I can remember not liking someone for the first time, and guess what? The feeling was totally mutual. I didn’t die, my life wasn’t over. I just had a person that I didn’t get along with, and it was normal.

Unfortunately, I work in a career that places a high standard for likeability. Deep down inside me I want/need to make people like me. I feel uncomfortable when I have one or two parents who I don’t make a great connection with. It almost feels forced after a few interactions. Such is the word of teaching, some years they love you and some years they don’t. No matter what you do, you will always always have a select group that just don’t understand!
But you know what they say about haters…

Cause really, who wouldn’t want to be friends with this!
Photo-6_2_13,-9.24.56-PM-19

1 comment:

Casey said...

Good one! As a middle school teacher, I know there are plenty of kids that love me, and there are quite a few that don't like me even a little bit. It bothered me at first, but now meh... I'm over it.