Hope :: Just Be You… Again

I don’t know about you, but in my life I’ve been told I’m “too ____________” many times. It’s always been about different things, which is why I put in the blank. I’m sure you can think back over your own life and pick out things people have said to or about you. The following is a brief list of the things I’ve been told:

  • You’re too talkative
  • You’re too picky
  • You’re too energetic
  • You’re too peppy
  • You talk about your cat too much
  • You spend too much time alone

The list goes on and on. And I’ve been told these things by many different people.

It doesn’t matter who makes the comment; it’s always difficult to hear.

Do you find yourself wanting to change something about yourself to fit what others expect of you? I know I’ve been guilty of that.

I’ve said before that I’m a people-pleaser, and that makes me want to completely flip around my personality to make other people happy.

That isn’t fair though. It isn’t for me and it isn’t for you.

We each were made exactly how we’re supposed to be.

Some things can be a byproduct of hurts and hang-ups from our childhoods. Maybe I talk too much because there were times as a child I felt like I wasn’t being heard. In that case, I had to sit down and work through that issue. It helped me to not feel like I had to interject in every single conversation, especially when what I had to say didn’t really have to do with the conversation at hand.

I still talk a lot – probably still too much to some people – but I’ve made peace with that.

Take some time to evaluate why you do things “too much”. If it’s just your personality, embrace it! If you find that it’s because of a past hurt, work through it. Feel free to reach out to me and bounce ideas.

We’re in this together!

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