Beginning to Get it

More and more I am beginning to understand the lack of care I give to what others are thinking of me.

I am brash. I am loud. I love to laugh. I am vain. I am toxic to some. Nothing I do will change that. I am mean. Sarcastic. I am proud. I am a work in progress. Warts and all. I learn something new about myself every day.

Today for example. I went to go and get my fresh whole wheat bread for my customer and discovered that an error occurred yesterday. I had asked that my 3 loaves of white bread be cancelled because my customer had come and picked his order up already and would not be needed for today.

The young lady had cancelled my order for the 3 loaves of bread I needed for today.. In times passed I would have gone off about how stupid could someone be, not today. Mistakes happen and my customer does not mind day old bread so why should I get upset? Not going to help any and it is not worth it anyways.

Back to me. And my faults. And learning.

I can apologize when I have to but I will not apologize just because someone thinks that they deserve one.

I am no longer holding onto things. If I am upset or bothered about something I will talk about it. Not allow it to stew and fester.

And I really no longer am worried about what others are thinking of me. It really is none of my business.

Nov. 22/22


Author: Jay-lyn Doerksen

A single hard working mom of a soon to be teenage son. A poet and story teller I have wanted to write since I was a child. This space is where I share stories about myself and my life and the creative poetry that stirs my soul. My hope is you will pull up a chair and a cup of coffee delving into the world that I offer and you find simple enjoyment for a few moments. Welcome to The Wonderful & Wacky World of One Single Mom

6 thoughts on “Beginning to Get it”

  1. I think that’s a great attitude that I need to adopt myself. Nobody is perfect, especially not me, even though I try, lol! As we get used to living this way, I’m learning even more about our relationship and us being this close to each other, tempers flare. I need to be more understanding and less critical, my hubby is more sensitive than me most of the time!!

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    1. And they do not know me. They know me based on what I have said, the conclusions they have drawn as well as their own views and can do nothing to change that so why worry or care? Lately I have seen a lot of ‘What other people think of me is none of my business’ I am beginning to take that to heart.

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