You know what I've realized lately? I care too much about what people think. I know, that sounds so cliche but it's the truth. I've realized this after receiving an anonymous comment on my last post that made me feel bad and honestly, it shouldn't have. It was a silly thing really, wasn't even rude but I can't help but feel embarrassed about it. It was just a simple comment, saying how small my room was and how I needed a bigger one, and I've been sitting here feeling sad and embarrassed about it all night. And you know what I've realized? I'm being completely ridiculous! Why do I care? Honestly why do I care. I have always loved my room and have even had an opportunity to move into a bigger one, but I've chosen to stay put. Why? Because I love my room. I love that it is small. It feels cozy and familiar to me. I love that it's been mine since I was little. I love that it feels like me. And now I find myself questioning myself just because of a stupid little comment. Ridiculous.
So I'm going to set a New Years goal. I know I'm a bit late, I wasn't originally going to share them on my blog. But I thought it might help me stay accountable. So here it goes.
1. In light of that comment that ended up having such an effect on me, I'm going to set a goal to care less what others think. Not in a "screw the world, I do what I want" sort of way but in a way that says "Haylee, YOU know what you like, so just stick with that."
2. Sew more. Though this one can pretty much go unsaid.
3. Do something for someone else every single day. It doesn't have to be extravagant nor does it have to be a huge deal. Just something that would make someone smile.
4. Be more creative with my hair. And more specifically, learn how to braid my own hair. Yes I realize I am probably the only 18 year old on the planet who can't yet do this. I'm missing half my fingers, give me a break. :)