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  • Marion Boyd

I Cared Way Too Much, Honey

Transparency Thursday: Comment and drop a ๐Ÿ’ฏ if you can relate. Each week, I want to share transparent stories boy my life/mental health in an effort to motivate others to not suffer in silence!

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I know I am not the only person who cared more about what other people thought of me than what I thought of myself. It started when I was in high school. I used to care so much about what other people would say about me and I often played it safe because I didn't want to give anyone anything to say about me. I wasn't a people pleaser but I definitely would consider whether or not people would pick on me. You see, in high school, I was pretty popular and I got along with everyone from the really smart IB students to the athletes. So, when it came to opinions from others, I was always conscious about what people were thinking about me. This trickled into my adulthood well into my 20s (very embarrassing for me to say).

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Whew, I realized caring what other people thought of me was taking too much energy. I realized I was exerting energy into thinking what people were going to say rather than doing what I felt I wanted to do and not carrying what the f*** people thought. When I turned 25, I know 25 - yes, I decided to stop caring what people thought of me. I no longer cared if someone didn't like me, if they thought my outfit didn't match, if they felt I was being too extra about something, etc. I had to learn to NOT CARE!!! I learned that people are going to project their own insecurities onto you only because it makes them feel better and it allows them to avoid their own inner battles.


Y'all, I have not felt better. I am so liberated and I feel so care-free and open about what it is that interest me. Now, I understand that everyone has their own likes and dislikes so no need to worry about what the next person is doing or isn't doing. This has saved me so many tears, heartaches, moments of not feeling the best, feelings of not being good enough, and way less time trying to fit in and be liked by others.

๐Ÿ›‘ DON'T SUFFER IN SILENCE ๐Ÿ›‘

Question: Is there an area of your life where you need to learn to let go and not put so much pressure into thinking what the next person is going to say?



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