Wow - great prompt, Jake! This prompt is one that gets right in your face and makes you take a good, hard, honest look at yourself. It's no different for me - I'm starting with the Chicken Wing in the mirror (...and I'm asking her to change her ways. No message could have been any clearer. If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and then MAKE THAT CHANGE!). Sorry for digressing, but I couldn't stop til I got enough. Ha!
I should have stood up for myself when people did me wrong. I should have fought for things that I thought I deserved. I should have been more direct when stating my wishes and wants. I'm sure fear had something to do with some of these instances, and I think simply being uncomfortable had a lot to do with it too.
BONUS: I will be better at this, and have already seen growth in this department. I've had a few situations recently that needed to be handled with grace, poise, and direct response, and I think I accomplished that! I try my hardest not to be an avoider because I know as well as the next girl that it really solves nothing. There's nothing wrong with taking a time-out to get a cleansing breath and a fresh set of thoughts, but if you just talk yourself out of talking it out, you're usually the lesser for it.
Until next time,