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Ain’t No Mo’ Room for Drama, Mama!

20 Feb

I get so sick of drama. Some people thrive on it. It seems they have nothing better to do than create it. Those are the people I can’t get away from fast enough. You know, the kind that just want to suck the life out of you every chance they get. Their perpetual negativity is a buzz kill. It is almost as if they believe the world revolves around them. They’re kind of like a leech (or a bed bug, ewww)…blood suckers. Sometimes you just have to cut off the blood supply. Once you do, you’ll feel a lot better.

Recently, I severed ties with someone whose constant pessimism and unwillingness to understand the plight of others (including mine)  placed an unnecessary burden on my already full (& overwhelming) plate. I was constantly walking on eggshells, careful not to hurt their feelings. After trying to help and encourage this person (who was VERY needy) several times and repeatedly getting shot down, I began to feel depleted emotionally after EVERY interaction. It was beginning to taint my outlook on life.

Uh, not a good thing for someone who already suffers from depression.

Dissolving that friendship (a decision I did not take lightly) has lifted that burden and allowed me to focus my attention on the things and people that lift me up. I learned that I cannot help someone who is 100% unwilling to help themselves. I also learned that I should not try helping someone, repeatedly, when it is at the expense of my own mental well being. It was time to let them go and move on…and that is just what I did. Yay, me!

Anyway, LIFE IS TOO SHORT! Move on, embrace life, and be happy! 🙂