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People Pleasing, Step Aside – This is a Woman who Stands in her Truth

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It’s nice to get approval from the people I love, but I have to remind myself from time to time that it’s not necessary. Everyone loves a people pleaser, right? I know I’m attracted to people who try to make me happy. But, I’m also attracted to strength. I’m drawn to women and men who, instead of always trying to keep the peace, set healthy boundaries, and stand in their truth.

This beautiful time of year marks another birthday, and another year of blog writing in the books (4 in total—whoot! whoot!) I’m going to celebrate that achievement by being more conscious of when I’m putting pleasing ahead of advocating for my own opinions, beliefs, and needs. I used to acquiesce because it was all I knew how to do—but, that’s not the case anymore. I’ve been taught how to administer some good ol’ fashion fortitude with gentle love and kindness. Now, my work is to speak up. And, if that makes someone else uncomfortable? Well, that’s really none of my business.



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  1. *”leading the way……”

  2. Thanks for little the way beautiful friend. Saw this after reading confessions and thought of you….
    “Fight for the things that you care about. But do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” RBG
    xo Kelly

    • Thanks for commenting and for sharing that quote Kelly!

  3. Right on Megan!

    • It’s not easy, but it’s necessary.
      My own complaining is a great indicator that there’s something I need to stand up for.
      Thanks for the encouragement, Uncle John.

  4. So true Megan !!!! Thank you ….love reading your blog every Friday . Hope all are well

    • Beate, thank you so much for taking the time to read it.
      That means so much to me.
      Have a beautiful weekend~

  5. Well said Megan!!! Your Georgia forever ?

    • Well-modeled Georgia!
      You’re the strength I’m talking about.

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