Sometimes I feel that way. I can feel eyes watching me. It seems as if the whole of the world knows I will stumble.
And you know what? If I live my life with that fear, guess what happens? Yes, you know it.
I try to be a joyful person as well as a joy seeker. I don’t see them as the same thing. I work hard to maintain a good outlook on life but, like everyone, there are situations and people that make me snap.
But I don’t worry about what those watching eyes think. I can’t live my life walking to their wants, their needs. I can’t plan my day with “what will X think or say about me.”
I have to live my life for me.
Of course, when it’s this particular set of eyes watching me, I’ve found that putting food in her bowl really helps get rid of that being stared at feeling.
What do you do? How do you deal with the expectations you think the world has of you?
For your 180 seconds today, I am challenging you to identify one expectation that you try to meet that you don’t want to meet. Decide if that expectation is truly you or if it is someone else.
Don’t live someone else’s life for them, darlings. Live your own. You are doing a beautiful job of it.
Seek joy, y’all! Pass it on.
Vinegar Stares, Arwen Lynch, 2012
Vinegar Staring. Arwen Lynch, 2012