“The world will knock you down plenty. You don’t need to be doing it to yourself.”
I feel as though people just take and take and only look out for themselves, and once they get everything they want they piss off and kick you to the curb. They say they care and I always believe them, I always give. Yet they prove time and time again that they don’t truly care and never really did. Never ending theme in my life. How do I break this recurring cycle? I had an epiphany thanks to the wisdom of others and the old saying “fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.”
From now on there will be no second chances because as soon as you give one, it’s suddenly an open invitation to recurring destructive unwarranted patterns that others force onto you- without consequences (in the other person’s eyes). From now on I will spare myself the heartache & energy of ruminating on every little detail I could have changed, but that’s called living in the past and letting negativity spill over into my present and future.
I respect myself more than this. Constantly being “the nice one”, the one that gives so many chances to those who aren’t worthy of them. The one who never gives up or walks away…. Never again. It’s taken me many years to get to this point and now it feels like such a glorious victory of realisations.