Lesson learned

“I just don’t like your personality,” she said to me. “I can’t live with someone who is so judgmental.”

I bit my tongue. I could have shot back with things I had nit picked; things that bugged me about her. But I didn’t. I acted as a shock absorber instead.

If there’s one thing I have learned while at college, it’s this: I come off a little strong sometimes. I cannot count how many times I have heard this about myself: “She’s a cute tiny thing and you don’t expect her to say the things she does.” It’s not a bad thing, but I’ve realized that the way I profess my opinions make me come off as a bitch. Once again, it’s not a bad thing. I’m proud to be a bitch. I don’t usually sit back and let things happen. That’s why the conversation you read the beginning of this post might come as a surprise to you. Usually I have a comeback ready. And I did. Oh, did I ever. But I kept my mouth shut.

I learned a lesson that day: sometimes it is better to sit back and watch things happen. Things can fall into place without me trying to force them together. In some situations, it’s better to let some things go. Things can — and will — still work in your favor.

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