Those of you who follow me on Facebook know it's been kind of a scary week for me. I had (yet another) near-death anaphylactic experience following an allergy shot treatment. It's ironic that the medical treatment that is supposed to be reducing my allergy levels actually is making them worse---yet more proof that I'm a genetic freak who probably should not be in the gene pool to begin with. But it underscores the fact that I'm an unusual person all the more. I have no intention of doing what is "expected" of me by anyone, and I have built a pretty successful career around that ideology, and I don't expect that to change anytime soon.
I've decided to take some down time "off the grid" this weekend, catching up on reading, maybe doing some crafts, and spending some quality time with my family. A family I'm very grateful to have. I have a husband and a child mostly because while I'm not big on compromising who I am as a person, I am big on compromising and sharing within loving relationships. Something that seems to be in very short supply these days. As my previous post illustrated, I'm not meeting a lot of people these days who are interested in compromising and sharing. But there are an awful lot of people who are only interested in taking and using. Those people aren't going to be hearing from me much anymore.
As someone who almost died of asphyxiation in an ER earlier this week, take it from me----Life is too short to waste time on people who steal your joy. Any relationship you have should be worth having, and not toxic or upsetting to you. Don't be afraid to end the ones that aren't working so you can hold on to and savor the ones that are.