Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Thank you so much to everyone who told me that it was okay to get rid of negatives in my life. You're so right. I've done it before, and I'm all the happier for it. Once my dad's ashes have been spread, I never have to speak to her again. And there's no reason to go out of my way to spend my limited budget on presents for them, when they couldn't even send me an e-mail. If I want to remember them, I can send e-cards and spend the money on people who actually care about me.
Like my coworker Gail, who not only got me a HUGE gorgeous bouquet of flowers and a card that sings "Ring of Fire" when you open it, but today she made me Tiramisu to celebrate at work!
Our families are what we make of them. And I have enough people that love me (you guys are definitely included in that one) that I shouldn't be bothered by a few people that don't. But just like those of us that self-criticize our weight and looks, I often self-criticize my personality. My first thoughts are always "What's wrong with me that *blank* doesn't like me?" You know what though? Sometimes some people just don't like some other people. I certainly don't like some people. I was just unfortunate enough that I got stuck with some people who were supposed to be "family" that didn't like me for whatever reason (probably because I'm not mega-successful or have two Master's degrees). Oh well. Screw em!