This girl follows her own path … it’s actually one of the things I love the most about her. As her mom, I hope for her to always be willing to embrace who she is and to make her choices based on her heart instead of following the crowd.
Through out my life I have always been the people pleaser. This has caused me a great deal of pain because instead of doing what I wanted I have always tried to do what is best for everyone else. What I’ve learned recently is that no one wins in those situations. I can’t make everyone happy and in trying to I ended up making myself unhappy because I wasn’t honest with myself about who I was and what I wanted.
This past year has taught me a few things. First, I’m a pretty great person. Learning about me and following my heart has helped me to learn to love the real me. Second, the people worth keeping in your life are the ones who see the real you and accept you as you are. Third, that as long as you are pleasing yourself and our Heavenly Father, everything else will fall into place.